New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday, in a controversial tweet, termed those who are protesting against the suicide of the dalit scholar Rohith Vemula as 'communists'and termed the protest as a big drama.
Swamy made the remark on the day when Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi broke his silence on Rohith Vemula's death issue.
In his tweet, Swamy wrote, "The Hyd U drama is fast becoming the biggest con job of Communists and their running dogs".
The Hyd U drama is fast becoming the biggest con job of Communists and their running dogs— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) January 22, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi voiced his grief over the suicide of a Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar in Hyderabad University, even as some students raised slogans during his speech.
"...When there is news that a youth of my country, Rohith, was compelled to commit suicide, what his family must have gone through. Mother India has lost a son. There will be reasons, there will be politics (surrounding it) but the fact remains that a mother has lost her son. I feel the pain very well," a visibly emotional Modi said.
He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the convocation ceremony of the B R Ambedkar University here, which was marred by protest by two students, who were evicted by police as they shouted slogans like "Modi murdabad" and "Modi go back, Modi go back".
The suicide by Rohith Vemula, a dalit scholar of the Hyderabad Central University, has kicked up a major row with Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya coming under intense attack from political rivals, who have blamed them for the incident and demanded their removal.
Two students, who were donning blue stoll, meant for Masters degree scholars, were detained after they shouted slogans as the Prime Minister took to the podium.
(With inputs from agencies)