A joint walkout was staged by Opposition Congress and Left Front on Tuesday in West Bengal assembly. The walkout was staged as a result of speaker’s rejection of adjournment motion moved by them. This was to discuss the teachers’ recruitment through Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) exam in state-run schools.
Congress leader Nepal Mahato had alleged that there was non-transparency in the recruitment of teachers through TET. He had demanded CBI inquiry into the matter before the walkout was staged jointly with CPI-M.
The Congress MLAs led by Nepal Mahato were shouting slogans and left the house. They were then followed by Left MLAs, led by Sujan Chakraborty.
“We want CBI inquiry into the controversial TET results. We want to the truth to come out,” Chakraborty told reporters outside the house.
Around 72,000 teachers have been employed through the TET exam. 42,400 out of them are recruited in primary schools.