BJP today slammed Opposition parties for politicising the death of Rohit Vemula and using his mother as a political tool.
Briefing media in New Delhi, Union Minister Piyush Goyal criticised the Opposition for giving false temptation to Vemula’s mother to give false statements against BJP.
He accused Indian Union Muslim League of making fake promises to provide the family 20 lakh rupees and asking them to address rallies and misrepresent the unfortunate incident.
Mr Goyal termed it as condemnable. He also demanded Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s apology for playing petty politics over the issue. The Minister said BJP does not believes in dividing the society and development for all is its only agenda.
Rohit Vemula, a PhD scholar, had committed suicide at the Hyderabad university campus in January 2016. The incident triggered a row, with the Opposition calling it a case of atrocities against Dalits.