Rohith Vemula Death Case: BJP Seeks Apology From Rahul Gandhi After Telangana Police Files Closure Report

Rohith Vemula Death Case: BJP Seeks Apology From Rahul Gandhi After Telangana Police Files Closure Report

Vemula, a PhD scholar at the Hyderabad Central University, was discovered hanging from a ceiling fan in a hostel room on January 17, 2016. Allegedly, he was distressed by disciplinary measures imposed on him by the university.

ANIUpdated: Saturday, May 04, 2024, 10:21 AM IST
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New Delhi: Invoking the closure report filed by the Telangana Police in the Rohith Vemula death case, absolving Union Minister Smriti Irani and three others; BJP leader Amit Malviya on Saturday said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi politicised the incident for political gains.

He also questioned if the Wayanad MP would apologise to Dalits after the closure report on the death of the research scholar at the University of Hyderabad.

Taking to his official X handle, the BJP's IT Cell head shared a clip of Rahul purportedly speaking on the Rohit Vemula death case in the Lok Sabha.
In the clip, Rahul is heard questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'silence' on the matter.

"Rahul Gandhi used the floor of the House to politicise Rohith Vemula's death for his ugly politics. Now that Telangana Police, under a Congress government, has filed a closure report, stating that Vemula did not belong to the SC community and died by suicide, will Rahul Gandhi apologise to the Dalits? The Congress and so-called 'secular' parties have often used Dalits for their politics but have always failed to provide them justice. This is yet another instance," Malviya posted on X.

Weighing in on the closure report, BJP spokesperson Ajay Alok alleged that the Congress created a false narrative around the death of Vemula.
Speaking to ANI on Saturday, the BJP leader said, "The issue is not whether he (Rohith Vemula) was Dalit or not. Questions should be raised of those who did not allow Parliament to function, claiming that the BJP government is anti-Dalit. They politicised the issue and built a false narrative around it."

However, the Telangana Director General of Police said on Friday they have decided to conduct a further investigation into the death of the research scholar in January 2016. The decision came days after the state police filed a closure report in their investigation into the matter.

About Rohith Vemula

Vemula, a PhD scholar at the Hyderabad Central University, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a hostel room on January 17, 2016. He was allegedly upset over disciplinary actions taken against him by the university.

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