Attacking Congress for taking the political discourse to "such a low" that it was doing politics over a student's death, BJP insisted there was no link between Rohith Vemula's suicide and the Hyderabad Central University's action against him and other students on a complaint against them.

Defending Dattatreya and Irani, party's national secretary Shrikant Sharma said the former had merely forwarded a complaint about the alleged anti-national activity of some students on the campus to the HRD Minister, who in turn referred it to the institution for appropriate action.

He noted the disciplinary action against Vemula and another student was taken by the university even before the Ministry's communication to it in this regard.

"It is unfortunate that Rahul Gandhi is doing politics over suicide. Congress has stooped to such a low that it is doing politics over the death of a student. We reject any such demand (of resignation) outright," Sharma, accompanied by another party secretary Sidharth Nath Singh, told reporters.

They noted that the HRD Ministry had already sent a committee to inquire about the incident and it will soon submit its report.

Earlier, BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao alleged that Vemula's suicide has been made into a political issue by "Congress, a section of media and some groups with vested interests".

Rao, in a series of tweets, said, "Suicide of Rohith Vemula has nothing to do with Dalit issues or rights just because he was a Dalit. It is merely politicising of the issue."

"Disciplinary action was taken against Rohith at the advice of the court and even a lenient stand was taken by University authorities by permitting him to enter the campus except the hostel," he said.

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