President Address Debate: Opposition Stages Walkout From Lok Sabha On NEET Issue Amid Stormy Parliament Session

President Address Debate: Opposition Stages Walkout From Lok Sabha On NEET Issue Amid Stormy Parliament Session

Opposition members staged a walk out of Lok Sabha over NEET issue as BJP member Anurag Thakur initiated debate on President's address.

Ruddhi PhadkeUpdated: Monday, July 01, 2024, 12:17 PM IST
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President Address Debate: Opposition Stages Walkout From Lok Sabha On NEET Issue |

New Delhi: In what seems to be a mega showdown of Parliament, amid protests by INDIA Bloc Leaders outside the Parliament over multiple issues, the Opposition members staged a walk out of Lok Sabha over NEET issue as BJP member Anurag Thakur initiated debate on President's address.

Lok Sabha LoP Rahul Gandhi too raised the NEET irregularities issue, in the House. He said, "A message is disseminated to the country, from Parliament. We want to give a message to students that NEET issue is important for the Parliament. So, to send this message we want the Parliament to discuss this."

Demand for separate one-day discussion on the NEET paper leak issue

Amid a stormy Parliament session, Opposition members on Monday demanded a separate one-day discussion on the NEET paper leak issue in the Lok Sabha and staged a walkout after they sought a clear assurance from the government on the issue.

As the Opposition members insisted on their demand, in response Speaker Om Birla said there was no convention of taking up any other discussion during the debate on the motion of thanks and members can give a separate notice for the discussion on NEET. The response didn't go down well with the opposition members after which they staged a walkout.

Meanwhile at the same time,  Members of the opposition parties staged a protest on the Parliament premises on Monday against the central government's "misuse" of central agencies including the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Based on several allegations made by the opposition leaders, one was reportedly that 'Speaker switches off he mic. Speaker Om Birla reacted saying, "Outside the House, some MPs level allegations that the Speaker switches off the mic. The control of the mic is not in the hands of the one who sits on the Chair."

Opposition MPs including Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi, Congress' Shashi Tharoor, KC Venugopal, Manish Tewari, K Suresh, Varsha Gaikwad, Benny Behnan, Anto Antony, Kerala Congress (M)'s Jose K Mani, Aam Aadmi Party's Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha, TMC MP Sagarika Ghosh, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi and CPI(M)'s John Brittas among others participated in the protest.

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