JNU row: Faced with opposition, BJP decides on aggressive strategy in Parliament

New Delhi: Top BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday decided on an aggressive strategy to counter the opposition in parliament on JNU row and the suicide by a Dalit research scholar in Hyderabad University, said sources.

PM Narendra Modi. AP

PM Narendra Modi. AP

The Rajya Sabha is likely to discuss the issue on Wednesday while in Lok Sabha the issues are likely to be taken on 25 February, the day railway budget will be presented.

The BJP parliamentary executive committee met on Tuesday evening and decided to counter the opposition aggressively over the issues, said sources. They also said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley briefed the leaders on the legal aspects of the JNU row and Hyderabad University issue. After this, a meeting of the NDA leaders took place which was attended by BJP president Amit Shah.

The JNU has been on the boil after a police crackdown on students accused of shouting anti-India slogans, while Hyderabad Central University had erupted into protests against alleged harassment of Dalit students following the suicide on 17 January of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula.

The Congress and the left parties had earlier demanded a debate on these issues.


Updated Date: Feb 24, 2016 10:44 AM

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