Opposition to Bring Privilege Motion Against Irani in Parliament 

Congress along with CPI(M) and JD(U) accused Irani of “willfully misleading” Parliament during the debate.

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Escalating the battle in Parliament, major opposition parties said on Saturday that they will bring a privilege motion against HRD Minister Smriti Irani over her remarks in Parliament on the suicide of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad Central University.

Congress along with CPI(M) and JD(U) accused Irani of “willfully misleading” Parliament, hitting back at the minister who had targeted Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and the Left during a debate on JNU and Hyderabad University controversies.

The HRD Minister has not only been economical with truth but has also willfully misled Parliament on the unfortunate suicide of a young Dalit student, Rohith Vemula
Mukul Wasnik, General Secretary, Congress

Wasnik told the reporters that the Congress has planned to bring privilege motion in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha soon while CPI(M) leader Mohd Saleem said he would be doing so on Monday.

I will be giving a notice for breach of privilege against Irani to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for misleading the House on Rohith Vemula issue.
Mohd Saleem, Leader, CPI(M)

JD(U) leader and Rajya Sabha MP KC Tyagi said that he and nominated member KTS Tulsi will give privilege notice against Irani to Chairman Hamid Ansari on Monday.

There are contradictions in many statements of Irani regarding the Rohith Vemula case. This is a fit case of breach of privilege.
KC Tyagi, Leader, JD(U)

They cited the outburst of Radhika, Rohith’s mother, against the HRD Minister and accused the BJP of being anti-dalit. Radhika had attacked the HRD Minister questioning on what basis did she declare Rohith anti-national.

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