Chennai: The BJP took strong exception to opposition DMK for blaming the saffron party for the death of student Anitha over National Eligibility and Entrance Test (Neet) issue.
Also, the party called upon students not to resort to any drastic measure but face challenges with self-confidence.
Expressing his condolences to the bereaved family members, Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan called upon political parties to refrain from uttering anything that would affect the dignity of students. "Political parties and organisations should desist from making remarks that would disturb the peace or affect the self-confidence of the students while reacting to the tragic ending of Anitha's life," he urged.
Expressing grief over the death of the Dalit girl Anitha who allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Ariyalur on Friday, BJP national secretary H. Raja flayed DMK working president M.K. Stalin for blaming BJP on the issue. "Anitha's death is tragic. I convey my condolences to the bereaved family," he said. "How could a girl who publicly told that she would study agri course and help farmers end her life. Is her life the ball which Stalin wanted to play?" he tweeted.
Claiming that the "indecent and unjustifiable" attack on BJP by DMK seems to be a rehearsal and warm up exercise for the September 20 (when 2G verdict is expected to be delivered) eventuality, Mr. Raja asked, "Where have these people gone when the mother of a Neet student committed suicide at Vellore a few days ago."...