BJP to Rahul Gandhi: Stop playing politics over dead bodies

Jan 31, 2016, 09:09 IST | Agencies

New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday asked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to "not politicise" the death of a Dalit research scholar who committed suicide two weeks ago and stop "playing politics on dead bodies".

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Rahul Gandhi during the protest at Hyderabad University. AFP PHOTO

As Gandhi joined protests with the students at the University of Hyderabad past Friday midnight, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra said it is not a Dalit versus non-Dalit issue but a classic case of trying to score political brownie points.

"Rahul Gandhi should start working in a positive way rather than playing politics on dead bodies," he said. Gandhi shuns his own responsibility and gatecrashes into other’s protest, Patra said, adding the way he has shown insensitivity is the reason why "I say Rahul and responsibility cannot go together."

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