Opposition stages walkout of Lok Sabha after PM Modi's address

PTI |   Feb 07,2018 , 04:59 PM IST

Opposition stages walkout of Lok Sabha after PM Modi's address
Opposition stages walkout of Lok Sabha after PM Modi's address

NEW DELHI: Opposition members, including those from the Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Left, on Wednesday staged a walk out of the Lok Sabha saying none of their questions ranging from Rafale deal to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, have been answered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The members walked out soon after Modi completed his 90-minute speech replying to the debate on the motion of thanks for the President's address in the House.

"As none of the questions raised by us have been answered by the PM, we are walking out," TMC leader Kalyan Banerjee said in the House, as the opposition MPs trooped out.Congress MP Rajeev Satav also said "we staged a walkout because the Prime Minister did not respond to any of our questions.

"Congress MP Rajeev Satav also said "we staged a walkout because the Prime Minister did not respond to any of our questions."Earlier, slogan-shouting members of the Congress and Left were in the Well protesting with placards almost throughout the speech of the Prime Minister.Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi were present in the House and in their seats.

The members raised slogans asking the government to come clean on the pricing of the Rafale deal and demanding a seperate railway zone for Andhra Pradesh and funding of the Polavaram project.