The Congress party has reiterated its commitment to secularism and promised to introduce the ‘Rohith Vemula Act’ if voted to power in the upcoming elections.
The party’s president, Rahul Gandhi, made the announcement at a rally in Hyderabad, where he paid tribute to the late student leader Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide in 2016.
Gandhi said that the Congress was committed to upholding the values of secularism and social justice, and that the party would introduce the ‘Rohith Vemula Act’ if it came to power.
The Act, he said, would ensure that no student was discriminated against on the basis of caste, religion or gender.
Gandhi also promised to set up a special commission to investigate the circumstances leading to Vemula’s death, and to ensure that justice was served.
The Congress president also promised to introduce a new education policy that would focus on providing quality education to all, regardless of their socio-economic background.
He said that the party was committed to ensuring that the youth of the country had access to quality education and employment opportunities.
Gandhi’s announcement was welcomed by the crowd, who cheered and applauded his speech.
The Congress party has long been a champion of secularism and social justice, and the announcement of the ‘Rohith Vemula Act’ is a testament to its commitment to these values.
If voted to power, the party has promised to ensure that no student is discriminated against on the basis of caste, religion or gender, and to provide quality education to all.