Congress leader describes Smriti Irani as ‘Manu Smriti Irani'

New Delhi, April 13: Attacking Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani over the Rohith Vemula suicide and other issues, senior Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy Tuesday described her as ‘Manu Smriti Irani'.

"She is ‘Manu Smriti Irani' because she has Manu in her heart," Reddy said slamming the Minister over the death of Vemula, a Dalit scholar of Hyderabad University.

Congress leader describes Smriti Irani as ‘Manu Smriti  Irani'.
Manu is believed to have proposed the four-rung caste system in the ancient times. ‘Manu Smriti' is an ancient legal text.

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Reddy was speaking at a meeting organised in Hyderabad by Telangana Congress as part of 125th birth anniversary celebrations of B R Ambedkar.

It was Congress party and its leaders who made Ambedkar the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution, the former Union Minister pointed out.

Ambedkar has a special place among the luminaries born in the country for path-breaking contributions he made in drafting the Constitution and working for social change,Reddy said.

Hitting out at RSS, the Congress leader maintained it was Jawaharlal Nehru and Ambedkar who supported the Hindu Code Bill which was allegedly opposed by the Sangh fountainhead, Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJP's earlier avatar) and the latter's leader Syama Prasad Mukherjee, he said.

Reddy also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly distorting facts about the Hindu Code Bill recently.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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