For the second time in less than two weeks, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit the University of Hyderabad on Friday to express solidarity with the students protesting over the suicide of a Dalit research scholar.
He is expected to arrive by a special aircraft on Friday night and drive straight to the central university campus.
According to party sources, he will spend the night at the campus with the students are demanding action against Vice-Chancellor P. Appa Rao and others responsible for the suicide of Rohith Vemula.
The Congress leader will join a candlelight march to be organised on the campus Friday night by Joint Action Committee (JAC) for social justice to mark the birth anniversary of Rohith.
According to party sources, hel will participate in the birth anniversary programme on Saturday morning and stay on the campus till noon to interact with the students.
Gandhi had visited the campus on January 19, two days after Rohith committed suicide. He had also interacted with the mother of Rohith and four other Dalit students who are on protest for nearly a month.
He had demanded action against the vice chancellor, central ministers and others responsible for the student’s suicide.