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It Is Most Likely That The Opposition Will Target The Education Minister In Both Houses Over Her Statements On Hyderabad Central University Student Rohith Vemula’s Death And The JNU Row.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 01 Mar 2016, 12:13:03 PM

New Delhi:

All eyes were on the Union Budget 2016 on Monday. Discussions, debate, reactions – all done. Now, all eyes will be on Parliament on Tuesday as chaos is likely over the Smriti Irani issue.

It is most likely that the Opposition will target the Education Minister in both Houses over her statements on  Hyderabad Central University student Rohith Vemula’s death and the JNU row.

Congress leaders on Tuesday morning moved privilege motion against Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha, accusing that she misled the Parliament.

READ: Emotional Smriti Irani counters Opposition in Parliament over Rohith Vemula suicide

Irani’s statements were praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who congratulated her on Twitter.

However, Rohith's family said her claim that "nobody allowed a doctor near his body" was a set of "absolute lies".
The Dalit student had committed suicide on January 17, days after he was banned from entering certain areas in the college campus.

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First Published : 01 Mar 2016, 10:19:00 AM

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