NEW DELHI: On Sunday, the Congress and the BJP took their war of words to a higher level concerning the recent suicide that involved Hyderabad university student. The opposition has on a strong ground attacked the BJP more so the BJP for having claimed that Rohith Vemula is not a Dalit.
The opposition specifically focused its attention on the Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister. This is after she stated that Rohith was not a Dalit, basing on certain facts that were not disclosed. Her statements were not taken so kindly by the opposition. They translated it to mean that the student’s identity was being taken away.
Earlier on, Rohith and four other Dalit students were suspended by the university. Four days later, he was found to have hung himself, an action that sparked anger amongst students. The five were suspended after they allegedly assaulted an ABVP activist. This is a student body that is closely associated with the BJP.
The public’s opinion and that of the opposition is that his persecution is by caste discrimination.
The Congress VP, Rahul Gandhi, expressed his anger in the manner in which the Foreign Affairs minister handled the issue. He saw this as a snatch life, steal identity situation. The Union Minister, on the other hand, provided a counter-attack. Naidu Venkaiah was not pleased by the opposition and blamed them for dragging politics in the whole issue.
Mr. Naidu argued that this incident wasn’t the first occurrence nor was it the tenth in the country. He appeared perplexed by the fact that no one had the time for it and that nobody bothered to console. He wasn’t happy that no one went to the HCU so as to talk about the matter but all of a sudden, there is noise in the air. He questioned the main purpose of the drama.
BJP considered it to be “politics of vulgarisation” when Rahul visited Hyderabad. They accused him that he was using the students as a “tool” as he viciously campaigned against PM Narendra Modi.
Sharma was equally displeased by the fact that Modi did not refer to the incident when he made a radio address. His point of view is that the PM ought to have shared his views concerning this shocking incident. He stated that the Prime Minister had the duty of taking “action against his two ministers” as a way of relieving the students. He further said that the PM has to be accountable to the nation and let speak out the motivation for his actions.
BJP wasn’t happy with this and accused the Congress for being perpetrators of a negative environment within the country. They were of the idea that only the Congress was not happy with the PM’s leadership and that all the rest were lauding him.
The BJP quickly provided a counter attack and said that RSS means “Ready for Selfless Service” and that RSS is the country’s most patriotic organization. most patriotic organization.