Sack vice chancellor, Irani must apologize: Kejriwal

 

Hyderabad: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday demanded the dismissal of the vice chancellor of Hyderabad University over the suicide of a Dalit research scholar.

Addressing a gathering of students at the campus, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also asked Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to apologize for "playing caste politics" over Rohith Vemula's suicide.

"The VC should be removed immediately," Kejriwal said to applause from the students who have been holding protests ever since Vemula took his life on Sunday after being suspended from the university.

"Our second demand is that Smriti Irani tried to play dirty caste politics (on Wednesday). She must seek forgiveness from the country."

Kejriwal said he was ready to stage a sit-in at Vice Chancellor P. Appa Rao's office to seek his ouster but was advised against it by the student community. IANS