Rahul Gandhi Demands Net Neutrality Discussion In Lok Sabha

22/04/2015 11:19 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi speaks during a rally in New Delhi on April 19, 2015. Beleaguered opposition leader Rahul Gandhi led a rally of thousands of farmers in the Indian capital April 19, 2015, against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial overhaul of laws on land-buying. AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Raising the issue of net neutrality, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today sought suspension of Question Hour in Lok Sabha and gave a notice for an adjournment motion to discuss the matter immediately.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she would allow a half-an-hour discussion.

A strong plea, which was made yesterday in the Lower House for ensuring net neutrality, demanded that the recent consultation paper brought out by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (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 consultation paper brought out by the TRAI was "blatantly supporting" assault on net neutrality by telecom and internet service providers.

Several opposition members wanted to have their say on the issue.

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