Scores of NSUI supporters today protested outside Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani’s residence here demanding her resignation for allegedly spreading “blatant lies” on the events surrounding death of Dalit student Rohith Vemula.
The students’ wing of the Congress also condemned Irani’s reference to ‘Mahishasura’ in her speech alleging that the ruling BJP is trying to paint the entire nation with the ideology of RSS.
They targeted Irani for her “ferocious” approach in the House. Slogans such as “Saas Bahu Sansad Me Chalana Band Karo” and “Smriti Irani Jhooth Ki Rani” were raised against her.
“Irani is lying blatantly in the Parliament. She should understand that she was not addressing a BJP rally or acting in a TV serial. She has insulted the Parliament and the Constitution,” Roji M John, NSUI president, said.
Congress and CPI-M will bring privilege motion against the HRD Minister in the Parliament for “misleading” it on the Rohith issue, both the parties have announced.
The activists also held up banners and placards with messages such as “Stop Insulting Rohith” and vowed to continue with protests until Irani “resigns”.