NEET Row: Lok Sabha Adjourned Till Monday As Opposition Demands Discussion On Paper Leak

NEET Row: Lok Sabha Adjourned Till Monday As Opposition Demands Discussion On Paper Leak

Speaker Om Birla asked the members to take up the issue during the discussion on motion of thanks to President.

Sachin TUpdated: Monday, July 01, 2024, 08:18 AM IST
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New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned till Monday, July 1 after Opposotion members created ruckus in the House demanding debate on paper leak. As soon as the House re-assembled at 12 noon after being adjourned in the morning for the same issue, Opposition members trooped into the well of the House.

Speaker Om Birla repeatedly urged the members to return to their seats and take up the issue during discussion on motion of thanks to the President. However, Opposition members continued with demand forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House till Monday.

In Rajya Sabha the discussion motion of thanks began with BJP member Sudhanshu Trivedi speaking first. Opposition members continued with their sloganeering. Former Prime Minister H D Dewe Gowda in a rare intervention urged the Opposition members to take part in the discussion instead of disrupting the House. He said, "how can we discuss an issue when the probe is underway."

As soon as the House assembled on Friday morning, Opposition members led by Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of NEET paper leak in Lok Sabha and demanded it be taken up first instead of motion of thanks to President for her address to the House. They raised slogans demanding discussion on paper leak scam. However, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla suggested that members can take up the issue when they speak on the motion of thanks to the President for her address.

However, the Opposition members persisted with their demand and raised slogans. Birla repeatedly asked the members to return to their seat but the members continued with their sloganeering.

In the Rajya Sabha, leader of the opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said the youth of the country were disappointed and their problems should be taken up for discussion. Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar however asked the members to take up the issue during discussion on motion of thanks.

The members rushed to the well of the House and continued to shout slogans. Dhankar named TMC members Sagarika Ghose, Saket Gokhale and Derek O'Brien for their behaviour. He asked Ghose if this is what she had come to Rajya Sabha.

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