2 Union Ministers slam Rahul over his protest in Hyderabad

Two Union Ministers today hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his protest at Hyderabad Central University and asked him to not “politicise” the issue of Dalit student’s suicide when peace has been restored in the campus.

“Exams are nearing in Hyderabad (university). All the students are busy with studies. The government has (already) announced judicial probe into the matter. Peace has been restored there. (In such times), Rahul Gandhi ji is politicising the issue,” Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

Gadkari asked Gandhi to take up “whatever” issues he wants during upcoming session of Parliament instead of turning the HCU into a “political hub”.

He made the remarks on the sidelines of a consultation programme on Clean Ganga here.

Rural Development Minister Birender Singh, who too attended the event, also took a pot-shot at Gandhi and said the “the party which has been reduced to 44 MPs from 206 MPs is politicising every issue”.

“They are politicising every issue. There is nothing new in it,” Singh said.

Meanwhile, Singh also hit out at BJP MP and actor Shatrughan Sinha for allegedly targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter over President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

“What he (Sinha) is doing is not important. He is belittling himself by targeting the Prime Minister,” the Minister said.