War of words between Smriti Irani and Anand Sharma as HRD minister takes opposition head on in Parliament

A day after her fiery speech in Lok Sabha, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday responded to opposition parties in Rajya Sabha on Rohith Vemula's suicide and JNU row. Here is all what happened:-

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Feb 25, 2016, 21:40 PM IST
War of words between Smriti Irani and Anand Sharma as HRD minister takes opposition head on in Parliament

New Delhi: A day after her fiery speech in Lok Sabha, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday responded to opposition parties in Rajya Sabha on Rohith Vemula's suicide and JNU row. Here is all what happened:-

- Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following uproar after Smriti Irani read the Durga Mahishasura pamphlet

- Why is the minister repeating what all is written in the Durga Mahishasura pamphlet? What are we reducing the debate to? - Congress leader Anand Sharma in RS

- War of words erupt between Anand Sharma and Smriti Irani as she describes 'Mahishasur Martyrdom Day'

- Smriti Irani rakes up Mahishasur Martyrdom Day issue in Rajya Sabha 

- I am answering everybody's charges as it's my democratic right: Smriti Irani

- It's wrong to say that police never entered JNU campus; police did in 1983 and lathicharged too: Smriti Irani on JNU row 

- I have not ever publicly disclosed it, but I also spoke to Rohith Vemula's) mother: Smriti Irani in Rajya Sabha 

- Smriti Irani is responding on charges against her over DU's FYUP programme; she says I am responding as I am compelled to answer

- Furore in Rajya Sabha as Smriti Irani takes opposition head on in RS over JNU row, Rohith Vemula's suicide

- Smriti Irani says will answer every question that has been put before me

- Smriti Irani asks opposition parties to remain calm, listen to her patiently

- Smriti Irani responds on Rohith Vemula suicide case in Rajya Sabha, quotes the deceased's letter