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Will coordinate with other parties to support HCU students:TMC


Maintaining that the alleged suicide of a Dalit student and ongoing row in the Hyderabad Central University is “beyond issue of SCs”, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien today said his party would coordinate with other parties in supporting the agitating students.

“This is the fight for justice versus injustice. This is intolerance. There is a documentary evidence from whatever we have seen that clearly points to pressure, ruthless kind of pressure. Parliament is closed now but we will bring Parliament here,” he told PTI.

O’Brien, who was speaking in the HCU where he met the protesting students and expressed solidarity with them, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would come to the HCU tomorrow, followed by the visit of a JD(U) delegation.

“Chief Minister of Delhi is coming we are coordinating with all the political parties. The boys want the support. We said we will help them to coordinate with all the parties who want to come here. More will come”, he said.

Addressing the protesting students, he said political leaders would support the agitation to be led by the students.

The NDA Government talked about ‘digital India’ but what happened in the HCU is “divisive India,” he claimed.

“This country has always prided itself in inclusion but now, we are making it, it is either my way or no way. On one side, his government talks about digital India. Digital India be gone, it is ‘divisive India,” he said.

The TMC MP supported the students’ demands, including compensation to the family of the Dalit student Vemula Rohit Chakravarthi, and providing a job to his family.

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