New Delhi: BJP took on the combined opposition might on Wednesday brushing off Rohith Vemula suicide controversy and defending its action on JNU.
Leading the BJP charge, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani asked BSP chief Mayawati not to use a ‘dead child’ for politics. BSP forced Rajya Saba to adjourn a few times to protest the suicide of Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula.
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad defended the Centre’s action against a few JNU students and said slogans, which called for the destruction of India could not be tolerated.
“The opposition should decide if they are with martyrs or with anti-India forces,” he said.
Other BJP leaders such as MPs RK Singh and Anurag Thakur also drove the point home.
Singh called for strict action against those raising anti-national slogans. Thakur blamed Congress for putting family interest ahead of the nation’s.