Smriti Irani is in news all over again. This time she’s been facing strong criticism for lying in Rajya Sabha over Dalit Research Scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide case.
Smriti Irani said that “No doctor was allowed to go near Vemula’s body and examine him”. On the contrary, Dr. M Rajshree said that she had examined Vemula’s body and declared him dead. Dr. M Rajshree in her statement also said that the Police reached the spot 20 minutes after being informed. Rohith was found dead at around 7 pm in the Room No. 207 of Hyderabad University Hostel and Dr. M Rajshree reached the spot at around 7:30 pm. By the time she reached the spot, his body was removed from the ceiling fan and after 10 minutes, they declared him dead.
Dr. M Rajshree’s report below made on the day Vemula died.
Source : https://www.deccanchronicle.com
Another controversial statement that Smriti Irani made in Rajya sabha was regarding the admission of Pappu Yadav’s son that he was given admission out of quota (“Pappu Yadav ji ka patr dikha sakti hu Ranjan ji, Kendriya Vidyalya mein kis kis ko admission chahiye, Maine kar ke diya hai quote ke bahar”). A clear and outright misuse of power for which Smriti Irani doesnt seem to feel bad about at all.