Unio HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday launched a scathing attack against her rivals on Rohith Vemula’s suicide and the charges of saffronisation of educational institutions.
She became emotional while seeking to make a point that the Congress party was attempting to politicise the death the Dalit scholar.
She said, “In his statement, Rohith Vemula said that no one was responsible for his death. No attempt was made to take Rohith Vemula to doctor, his body was used as political tool. The executive council that took the decision to suspend Rohith was appointed by Congress.
“I called the Telangana CM KCR, but he refused to answer my call. I’m still waiting for a call back from him. My name is Smriti Irani. I challenge you to tell me my caste.”
Her speech evoked overwhelming response from both her supporters and rivals. Irani became the top twitter trend in no time. Her supporters hailed her for what they felt was a fiery performance. while Irani’s detractors dubbed it as yet another acting performance.
Irani was a famous TV actor before she joined active politics.
Here’s a snapshot of twitter reaction on her speech.
This young lad on Facebook just equated Smriti Irani's speech to whip cream; "no substance, just takes up space" pic.twitter.com/mA0hjV96LU
— Angellica Aribam (@AngellicAribam) February 24, 2016
Extreme Self Centered
Not to the Point
Not talking abt Arnab Goswami,
Yes, thats Smriti Irani:)
— AAP Ka Mehta (@DaaruBaazMehta) February 24, 2016
If Rahul Gandhi watches Smriti Irani speech, he may quit politics & shift forever to Thailand if not logically then coz of fear.
— Avinash Choubey (@avinashchoubey) February 24, 2016
Bluster, allegations, high drama, ham handed dialogues, incoherent arguments, emotional over reaction.
Smriti Irani when cornered
— Brijesh Kalappa (@brijeshkalappa) February 24, 2016
Kapil Sibal was an effective speaker, nobody believed him in 2G scam. Same true about Smriti Irani.
— nikhil wagle (@waglenikhil) February 24, 2016
Saw the video of Smriti Irani's speech, I have to say it is one of the best & the most brilliant performance of her acting career till date
— 3D Arnab (@3DArnab) February 24, 2016
All Nationalists You are strength of Smriti Irani .. And She is Our Voice .. Keep going ..
— Upma (@upma23) February 24, 2016
Must read these four letters from Smriti Irani's ministry directing university to take actions against that 'child' https://t.co/WANePUrA26
— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) February 24, 2016
so now what do so called intellectuals who write columns in media have to say abt Smriti Irani?Will they contest her in court?Can they dare?
— @ Honest, Common Citizen of India Vinita Deshmukh (@VinitaDeshmukh) February 24, 2016