Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

More politicians likely to visit the University of Hyderabad

Narada Desk | January 20, 2016 1:45 pm Print


The suicide of the Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, has sparked protests in various parts of the country. Meanwhile, students continue their dissent in the University of Hyderabad.

Sources said that politicians from various parties will direct route to the campus. This, they claim, is to express their solidarity with the agitating students.

This came a day after, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the campus. The Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechuri expected to arrive at the campus on Wednesday.

Sources said that the Lok Janshakti Party parliamentary board leader Chirag Paswan and union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s brother Ramchandra Paswan will be meeting the students and Rohit’s family at Hyderbad.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to visit the university on Thursday. Trinamool Congress MPs Derek O’Brien and Pratima Mondal spent two hours on the campus on Tuesday night, interacting with the four Dalit scholars suspended along with Rohith as well as the agitating students.

YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, and the parliamentarians will meet Rohit’s mother. Sources said that they will be addressing the students at the site of their hunger strike.

The leader of opposition in the Andra Pradesh assembly has assured their support to the family.

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Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi is also likely to visit the campus on Tuesday. They have expressed their solidarity with the agitating students.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Tammineni Veerabhadram was also present on the campus when Rahul Gandhi addressed the students.

Veerabhadram, a Telangana state secretary of the CPI (M), sat along with the students who are on a relay fast to demand the resignation and arrest of central minister Bandaru Dattatreya and vice chancellor Appa Rao.