Chennai, Jan 29 (BPNS)
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and president of DMK, M.K. Stalin has asked his MPs to raise the issue of the BBC documentary of the 2002 Gujarat riots and the Hidengerg report on Adani company during the budget session of parliament. He was speaking at a meeting of DMK MPs of both Lok Sabha and Rajyasabha here on Sunday.
He also directed the DMK parliamentarians to raise the statement of the Vice President, Jagdeep Dhankar ‘ that Parliament is supreme’ undermining the constitution of the country and many other issues that pose serious challenges to the plurality of the country.
The MPs were also directed to take up the issue of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). A DMK MP while speaking to BPNS after the meeting with the Chief Minister said, “ The NEET is a political issue and our poll promise. The state assembly had passed an anti-NEET bill , seeking exceptions for the students of the state of Tamil Nadu. We will air this issue during the budget session and demand the Union government to heed the people’s will which was reflected in the assembly elections.”
He also said that the Chief Minister has directed the MPs to take up the issue of the Sethusamudram project which has been on hold for more than a decade.
The DMK parliamentarians were also asked to take up the issue of Vellore airport as well as the development of the Coimbatore airport. The land acquisition regarding the Vellore airport project is under hold following a dispute with the National Highway authorities of India.
The DMK MPs will also take up the issue of budget allocation in the respective constituencies and cite the pending development works due to the non-sanctioning of funds promised during the previous budget session.