I am Smriti Irani and I am taking this personal” said the union HRD minister while making a strong attack on Congress. Her 55-minute speech has some emotional outburst, drama and sarcasm. Can you tell me my caste, she asked the opposition members while rubbishing the allegations that Rohit Vemula was persecuted because he was a Dalit. “No one can raise a finger against me on this issue. I am taking it personally,” she said, her voice catching.
She said that she had been targeted by the Congress because of her work in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi’s constituency. Ms Irani accused the opposition of using Rohith’s death as a “political tool,” adding, “Don’t make education a political battleground.