Congress walkout over education Act: Uttarakhand Assembly
Congress walked out of the Assembly, saying that they were unsatisfied with the government`s policies regarding implementation of the Right to Education Act.
Dehra Dun: Quoting the Uttarakhand
government`s statement that there were no teachers in
state-run schools, the Congress today walked out of the
Assembly, saying that they were unsatisfied with the
government`s policies regarding implementation of the Right to
The main Opposition also alleged that the state
education minister is misleading the house with his
contradictory replies on the issue.
Quoting Education Minister Govind Singh Bist, Leader
of the Opposition Harak Singh Rawat said the minister gave
highly contradictory figures of 68 and 235 while referring to
schools having no teachers on two different occasions.
Claiming that the minister is trying to mislead the
Assembly, Rawat said this act amounts to contempt of the
Rawat was supported by other party MLAs, who
trooped into the well demanding strictures against the
minister from the Chair.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakash Pant, however,
said the government would examine the replies of the education
minister and if some anomaly is found, it would be corrected.
Later, Speaker Harbans Kapoor directed the minister to
collect information and correct his reply to the house.