Modi Tweets Smriti Irani’s Speech

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted link to the speech of Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani made in the Lok Sabha during the debate on the recent incidents concerning some central universities.

“Do hear this speech by @smritiirani.…Satyamev Jayate,” Modi tweeted from his personal handle on Wednesday.

The inscription Satyamev Jayate (truth alone prevails) is contained in India’s state emblem.

Irani delivered a spirited and emotional speech in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, strongly refuting allegations concerning her ministry over the rows concerning the Jawaharlal Nehru University and Hyderabad University.

The JNU has been on the boil after a police crackdown on students accused of shouting anti-India slogans, while Hyderabad Central University had erupted in protests against alleged harassment of Dalit students following the suicide on January 17 of Rohith Vemula, who was one of the five suspended following a clash with an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad leader.