Coming out all guns blazing against HRD Minister Smriti Irani, AAP leader while addressing the agitating students here said her statement yesterday about Rohith Vemula's death as well as subsequent agitation by university's students was a clear attempt to make it a caste issue for which she must apologise.

"Rohith was a very bright student. He was Dalit but he did not come from reserved quota, he came on merit. When such bright students have to commit suicide, I think it is a shame on the entire nation and society", he said.
Demanding immediate sacking of the university's Vice Chancellor, Kejriwal said Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya's letter to HRD Minister Smriti Irani seeking action against Ambedkar Students Association was an example of coming to judgement before enquiring about the issue.

Kejriwal said anyone who discusses Ambedkar's thoughts can never be casteist and anti-national, saying there can be nothing more national than that.

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