Demanding the BJP government at the Centre to stop the attempts to change the caste of Rohit Vemula, who had committed suicide a year ago in Hyderabad Central University, the CPI national secretary Dr K Narayana has condemned the conspiracy being hatched to make some officials as scapegoats, leaving the political leaders involved.
In a statement today, Narayana demanded the central government to order an inquiry into the issue with the Apex Court. It was unfortunate that the central government was once again playing games on Rohit’s caste through Roopwala Commission, he said. Everybody knows that the vice-chancellor P Appa Rao was the reason for the suicide of Rohit Vemula and the Guntur revenue officials had also declared that Rohit was an SC candidate and they had also issued a certificate in this regard. But the central government was playing games as the Union Ministers Smrithi Irani, Bandaru Dattatreya and vice-chancellor Appa Rao would go to jail is the case was filed under SC Atrocities Law. The central government would face a crisis in case it accepted the Guntur revenue officials’ certificate. Was it necessary to the central government to play this sort of low level politics on this issue, he asked and warned the government saying that the people would revolt against it in case it continues its low level politics. (NSS)