Speaking to reporters on the first day of the Budget session, Naidu also touched on a Dalit scholar's suicide in Hyderabad university, another issue picked by the opposition to attack the government, and said 10 students had ended their lives in the institute during the UPA rule.

"Who did it? Who created such an atmosphere?", he shot back when asked about criticism of the government over the issue.

Referring to the JNU row, he said, "What happened in JNU has disturbed the country. Slogans were being shouted against the country and in favour of the neighbour (Pakistan). People are disturbed. Let there be debate. We have nothing to hide and nothing to worry. We have no hesitation in discussing any issue".

He also rejected as disinformation that the government was considering closing down JNU. "Some objectionable things happened there. Now to cover it, some people are defaming the institute. This is utter disinformation and part of propaganda to target the government. A few students met me with this apprehension. It is absolutely wrong. No such question arises", he said.

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