Upping the ante over the death of Rohit Vemula, the scholar in UoH, frontline opposition parties have decided to bring bring privilege motion against HRD Minister Smriti Irani over her remarks in Parliament.
“The HRD Minister has not only been economical with truth but has also willfully misled Parliament on the unfortunate suicide of a young Dalit student, Rohith Vemula”, Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik and senior spokesperson Selja alleged.
Wasnik told reporters that the Congress planned to bring privilege motion in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha soon, while CPI(M) leader Mohd Saleem said he would be doing so on Monday.
JD(U) leader and Rajya Sabha MP K C Tyagi said that he and nominated member KTS Tulsi will give privilege notice against Irani to Chairman Hamid Ansari on Monday.
“There are contradictions in many statements of Irani regarding Rohith Vemula case. This is a fit case of breach of privilege,” Tyagi said.