Lok Sabha Session: PM could have spared "few words" for those aggrieved by NEET-UG scam, says Omar Abdulla

"People expect good steps from the opposition but it has been disappointing so far," the prime minister had said in Parliament premises
Omar Abdulla
Omar Abdulla(IANS photo)

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today, June 24 said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have spoken over the NEET row instead of attacking the opposition on the first day of Parliament session.

Speaking about this, he wrote on X (formerly Twitter), "While attacking the opposition is the prerogative of the Hon PM & we wouldn't expect BJP being humbled in the recent polls to change that, it would have been in the fitness of things for the Hon PM to spare a few words for the young men & women for whom the #NEET scandal is the only issue that matters."

"Exam pe charcha isn't a one off but a long term commitment to the interests & concerns of students," Abdullah said, as stated in a report by PTI.

He was responding to the prime minister's remarks in Parliament premises on the first day of the 18th Lok Sabha. "People expect good steps from the opposition but it has been disappointing so far," the prime minister had said in Parliament premises.

"India needs a responsible opposition and people want substance not slogans. They want debate, diligence not disturbance in Parliament," Modi said.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti also hoped that Parliamentarians would rise above party lines and raise the NEET issue in the House.

"While hundreds of elected Member Parliamentarians will take oath today after their well earned victories, lacs of students across India who toiled day & night to take multiple competitive exams will watch helplessly as their hard work goes down the drain. Parliament - India's temple of democracy will stand stark in contrast to the despair & despondency these youngsters have been pushed into. Hope every parliamentarian will rise above party affiliation & raise their voice for our younger generation whose future looks very bleak," she posted on X.

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