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INDIA bloc wanted constructive debate on NEET issue in parliament: Rahul Gandhi | India News

INDIA bloc wanted constructive debate on NEET issue in parliament: Rahul Gandhi |  India News
INDIA bloc wanted constructive debate on NEET issue in parliament: Rahul Gandhi |  India News

New Delhi: Asserting that the INDIA bloc wants a constructive debate on the NEET issue, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi on Friday said it was unfortunate that they were not allowed to raise the issue in Parliament.
In a video message shared from his ‘X’ handle, Gandhi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to debate the issue and give the students the respect they deserve.

“The INDIA Opposition Bloc wants a constructive debate with the government on the NEET exam and the prevailing issue of paper leakage. It is unfortunate that we were not allowed to do that in Parliament today. This is a serious concern that is causing fear to hundreds of thousands families across India,” the Congress leader said.

“We urge the Prime Minister to debate this issue and give the students the respect they deserve,” he said. In the video, Gandhi said the message is for all students who have cleared the NEET exam or any other exam and said the opposition wanted to discuss the issue but the government was not allowed to do so.
“There has been a disaster in NEET. Everyone knows that the paper has been leaked, people have earned thousands of crores of rupees. The students have been injured and damaged. The students have studied for years. It is their dream, their aspiration to enter the medical field, and that dream and aspiration has been destroyed and ridiculed,” he said.

Gandhi said the INDIA bloc parties had unanimously decided to raise the issue on Friday. “There was a unanimous agreement among all the opposition parties that yes, a one-day discussion on NEET is required and we are committed to having that discussion peacefully in a very very accommodating manner. I tried to raise it in Parliament but of course I was not allowed to speak. This is an issue that has affected two crore students,” he said.

The Leader of the Opposition said that 70 documents have been leaked in the past seven years.
“It is clear that there is a systemic problem. It is clear that there is a huge amount of corruption and we simply cannot continue in this manner,” Gandhi said.
“The students also want a solution quickly. The idea behind the discussion was to find a solution to this problem. It is a pity that the government did not want that. It seemed to me that the direction came directly from the Prime Minister.”

“It is sad that the Prime Minister of India, who should be leading the discussion and telling us his views and what he is going to do, simply does not want to have a debate. We do not want to fight the government, we want to put our views on the table,” he said.

The INDIA bloc parties on Friday issued notices of adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha and notices under Article 267 in the Rajya Sabha seeking discussion on the NEET issue.
Amid noisy protests from the Opposition, the Lok Sabha was adjourned shortly after 12 noon. The Rajya Sabha saw protests and more than one adjournment before the Opposition MPs staged a walkout after the Speaker refused to adjourn the House after Congress MP Phulo Devi Netam fainted and was taken to hospital.