SM­RITI IRANI AND MAYAWATI FACE OFF IN RA­JYA SABHA

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NEW DELHI: Sparks flew in the Ra­jya Sabha on Wed­nes­day as two feisty politi­cians — BSP chief Mayawati and HRD min­is­ter Sm­riti Irani — had a go at each other, re­sult­ing in re­peated ad­journ­ments stalling the de­bate on re­cent in­ci­dents at JNU and Univer­sity of Hyderabad. Mayawati sought a sep­a­rate de­bate on Dalit scholar Ro­hith Vem­ula’s sui­cide, which she dubbed as an “in­sult to 25 crore Dal­its”. The de­bate was slot­ted to start in the af­ter­noon but the BSP chief wouldn’t wait for it as she de­manded that a Dalit be in­cluded in the ju­di­cial com­mis­sion prob­ing the sui­cide.

BSP MPs were vir­tu­ally sta­tioned in the Well of the House, forc­ing ad­journ­ments and de­mand­ing the res­ig­na­tion of Union min­is­ters Irani and Ban­daru Dat­ta­treya.

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