Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday joined students’ protesting against the death of Rohith Vemula at Jantar Mantar.
Rohith, who studied at Hyderabad Central University Rohith, had committed suicide last month after being expelled by the university administration.
Addressing the crowd, Kejriwal said,”This government seems to be at war with the students of this country.”
The AAP leader blamed the central government ministers, Bandaru Dattatreya and Smriti Irani for driving “Rohith Vemula to suicide.”
Both Dattatreya and Irani were accused of pressurising university administration to take action against Rohith after his scuffle with the ABVP leaders.
Kejriwal on Tuesday morning had tweeted saying he will go to Jantar Mantar ‘sometime in the afternoon today to express solidarity with Rohith’s family n to speak to students.’
While Kejriwal was speaking a man chanted ‘Anti-reservation Kejriwal’ prompting the Delhi CM to clarify that ‘When did I say I am against reservations? I have always supported them.’
Earlier on Tuesday, the Congress VP Rahul Gandhi too blamed the Narendra Modi government for being anti-students.
Addressing the students, Rahul had said, “Rohith talked about future of India, but RSS doesn’t support that but only support talking about past.”
The Congress leader also suggested that a new law should be enacted to ensure no government could stifle the voices of students.