Parliament adjourned till Monday amid uproar over discussion on NEET

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, were on Friday adjourned till Monday following the Opposition-sponsored protest demanding a debate on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (NEET) ahead of the discussions on President Droupadi Murmu’s address to the joint sitting on Thursday.

In the Lok Sabha, leader of opposition (LoP) Rahul Gandhi argued for an adjournment motion and said, “For the students of India, we wanted to give a joint message from Opposition and the government that we consider this issue as important. We thought we will have a dedicated discussion to show our respect for students. Now, the issue is, there are two forces…”

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pointed out that “it had been decided adjournment motion and zero hour will not take place during President’s speech. During President’s speech debate, you can raise any issue and I will request the government to reply to the issues raised by you.”

While the Opposition wanted a couple of minutes to raise the NEET issue, Birla said, “You can raise all issues using full time.”