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Rahul retaliates, urges Modi to listen to Rohith Vemula’s mother


New Delhi: Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sharing the link of HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s fiery speech in the Parliament on his Twitter handle, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, has in a tit-for-tat gesture, posted a Youtube link of Rohith Vemula’s mother’s press conference, which was held yesterday.

Rahul, in his tweet, wrote, “Satyameva Jayate… Modiji do hear these words of Rohith Vemula’s mother”, followed by the link of the video.

Meanwhile, a day after accusing Irani of misrepresenting facts related to her son’s death, Rahika Vemula met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior Janata Dal (United) leader K.C. Tyagi here today.

The friends and family members of Rohith Vemula had yesterday, at a press conference in Delhi, said that they would expose the lies propagated by Irani in the Parliament.

Accusing Irani of lying and attempting to divert attention from the entire issue, Radhika Vemula said that her son did not receive the stipend for seven months.

Rohith, who committed suicide last month, was among the five research scholars suspended by the Hyderabad University in August last year over an alleged assault case.

The matter took a political turn with allegations that the extreme step taken by Rohith was a result of discrimination against Dalit students at the behest of Union Minister of State for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya, following his letter to the Union HRD Minister, seeking action against their ‘anti-national acts’. (ANI)

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