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Dalit Scholar Suicide: BJP ally LJP demands CBI probe

India TV News Desk 21 Jan 2016, 15:15:57 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: At a time when Bharatiya Janta Party is trying to play down the ongoing political slugfest over death of a 26 year old Dalit scholar from Hyderabad University , it's own ally LJP has demanded a CBI probe in to the matter.

LJP MP Chirag Paswan today said that a fact finding team led by LJP Dalit Seana chief  Ramchandra Paswan went to Hyderabad and it will submit  the report to party chief.

On being asked about role of HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Paswan said,  “ We believe a CBI probe should be done on this matter  and it is for them to decide who should be investigated.”

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has already demanded a CBI inquiry. Talking to reporters, Paswan on Tuesday said he will meet the Prime Minister after a team of leaders from his Lok Janshakti Party return from Hyderabad. A delegation from Trinamool Congress is currently visiting the university.

Vemula was among the five research scholars who were suspended by Central University Hyderabad in August last year and also one of the accused in the case of assault on a student leader. They were also kept out of the hostel.