01, Feb 2016
“Rohith’s is not the first incident (suicide)…10 (such suicides) incidents have happened during Congress regime. Nobody had time. No Sonia, no Rahul and no Digvijay Singh, ” Naidu said.
By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 1, 2016 12:39 am
The war of words between the Congress and the BJP over the recent suicide of a Hyderabad university student escalated Sunday, with the opposition party slamming the BJP, especially External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, for claiming that Rohith Vemula was not a Dalit.
“They snatched his life. Now they want to steal his identity. Rohith and his struggle live on in our hearts,” said Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi. In a counter-attack, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu accused Congress of doing ‘tamasha’ politics over Rohith’s suicide.
“Rohith’s is not the first incident (suicide)…10 (such suicides) incidents have happened during Congress regime. Nobody had the time. No Sonia, no Rahul and no Digvijaya Singh. Nobody came to HCU. Nobody consoled, nor condoled. Suddenly now they are doing drama,” he said.
The BJP had earlier termed Rahul’s visit to Hyderabad “politics of vulturisation” and accused him of using the students as a “tool” in his campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.