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Rajdeep Sardesai should do “better research” says HRD Minister Smriti Irani

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Ever since “Dalit” Rohith Vemula’s “suicide” hit the news cycle, student suicides have become the favourite topic of discussion for media. Even when Delhi CM Kejriwal made his opportunistic speech in Hyderabad, he tried to spin the issue into “Modi Government vs Students all over India” probably in the hope of mobilizing that vote-bank in his favour. Now Rajdeep Sardesai, who has advised Kejriwal on “theatrics” in the past, also tried to raise a similar pitch on Twitter.

A few days back, three girl students of SVS Yoga Medical College in Tamil Nadu committed suicide accusing the administration of charging excess fees and “torture”, and blaming college chairman Vasuki Subramanian for their death.

Rajdeep quickly jumped to this opportunity to lay the responsibility at the HRD Ministry’s doorstep:

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The minister was quick to respond and clarify that HRD ministry had no jurisdiction:

But Sardesai persisted, since the first attempt had failed, he tried to shift goalposts:

And he failed again:

It was time for damage control then:

And then a suggestion to subvert Federalism so that some other media house can raise the issue of Central Government interfering with states?

But alls well that ends well they say:

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