Net Neutrality: Rahul seeks suspension of Question Hour


New Delhi: Raising the issue of Net neutrality, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday sought suspension of Question Hour in Lok Sabha and gave a notice for an adjournment motion to discuss the matter immediately.An adjournment motion involves an element of censure against the government. However, it is up to the Speaker whether to allow the motion.

A strong plea was made on Tuesday in the Lower House for ensuring Net neutrality with demands that the recent consultation paper brought out by TRAI should be scrapped and attempts by certain telecom and internet service providers be scuttled.Raising the issue during Zero Hour, M.B. Rajesh (CPI(M)) had alleged that the TRAI consultation paper was “blatantly supporting” assault on Net neutrality by telecom and internet service providers.

Several opposition members wanted to have their say on the issue.Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had said a notice should be given for a half-an-hour discussion and she would allow it.

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