The Delhi Chief minister Kejriwal assured all help to the students of UoH who were demanding revocation of the expulsion orders on four students. He said that the students were welcome to Delhi to organise any protest and his government would offer all possible help. He criticised the authorities for not bothering about the students’ 18 day old strike.
He said that Rohit who did not get his seat under reservation quota but under merit quota, left a void to the nation with his death. The Centre should be held responsible for Rohit’s death. He accused that the Union minister Smriti Irani was misleading the issue. He said that there were corruption charges against the vice chancellor Appa Rao. Hence he should be removed from office. He demanded that Smriti Irani’s name also should be included in the FIR. He felt that the reported letter was not everything. Even phone calls might have led to the suspension of the students. Hence telephone calls also should be checked. The case should be investigated thoroughly, he said.
Meanwhile the ABVP leader of the UoH Sushilkumar, who was much talked about in the issue, appeared before media for the first time after Rohit’s death. He said that he was a good friend of Rohit and they differed only on idealogical grounds. He expressed anguish that his friend’s (Rohit) suicide was politicalised and he was depressed when many including Rahul Gandhi pointed an accusing finger at him. ‘Both of us participated in many debates and I was shocked to learn that Rohit ended his life. That is why I was too depressed to face the public. If there is any shadow of doubt that I might be responsible for Rohit’s death, I am prepared for any inquiry.’he said.