The digital assembly was convened to debate a number of key points such because the row over NEET/JEE exams, the Covid-19 state of affairs within the nation and GST compensation to states. Targeting the Centre over numerous points, the leaders mentioned there was a have to work and struggle collectively in opposition to the Modi authorities.
Here is who mentioned what on the assembly:
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi
* Announcements reminiscent of these associated to the National Education Policy ought to actually fear the opposition as they’re a setback for secular and scientific values and reveal the “insensitivity” of the federal government. Other issues of scholars and exams are additionally being handled “uncaringly”.
* In the assembly of Standing Committee of Finance on 11 August, the finance secretary acknowledged that the Centre isn’t able to pay necessary GST compensation of 14% for the present 12 months. This refusal is nothing wanting betrayal on a part of the Modi authorities.
* In her introductory remarks, Sonia mentioned she agreed with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray that each one opposition-ruled states ought to collectively struggle the Centre for his or her rights.
* The draft EIA laws is anti-democratic; legal guidelines to guard surroundings, public well being are being weakened by the Modi authorities.
* We need to work and struggle collectively in opposition to the Central authorities.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
* We ought to determine whether or not we’ve to struggle or worry the Central authorities.
* Opposition chief ministers ought to converse louder because the Central authorities is attempting to suppress our voice.
* There was a report from the US that about 97,000 youngsters had been contaminated by Covid-19 when faculties had been opened. What will we do if such a state of affairs arises right here?
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
* The exams (NEET/JEE) are in September. Why ought to the lives of scholars be put in danger? We have written to the PM, however there was no response.
* If the Prime Minister doesn’t hearken to us, then all of us (states) collectively ought to method the Supreme Court on the difficulty.
* This shall be my request to all state authorities, allow us to do it collectively, allow us to go to Supreme Court and postpone the examination in the interim till and until the state of affairs permits college students to take a seat for exams.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
* The Covid-19 state of affairs is getting worse. We’ve spent almost Rs 500 crore, We’re in a state of affairs the place the funds of our states are utterly down.
* Punjab could face a deficit of Rs 25,000 crore this 12 months as a result of pandemic.
* The Centre has not paid the GST compensation. I agree with Mamata ji that we should always collectively see PM Modi and apprise him of the income state of affairs in states.
* All of us within the assembly in the present day ought to go to the Supreme Court (to file a assessment petition on the Supreme Court’s order to carry NEET and JEE exams).
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel
* The Centre has not paid the GST compensation to the states for the final four months. Today, the state of affairs is fearful.
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren
* The ruling celebration us utilizing businesses in opposition to the opposition and undermining the federal construction of the nation.
Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy
* Conducting NEET, JEE will result in rise in Covid-19 circumstances.
* The Centre shall be accountable if college students get affected in the course of the exams.
Watch Opposition CMs, Sonia Gandhi goal Centre at digital meet