Independent MP Pappu Yadav wears 're-NEET' T-shirt in Lok Sabha

Independent MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav takes oath as a member of the House during the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha, in New Delhi, Tuesday, June 25, 2024.
Independent MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav takes oath as a member of the House during the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha, in New Delhi, Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

New Delhi | Independent MP Rajesh Ranjan, popularly known as Pappu Yadav, wore a T-shirt emblazoned with "#reneet" when he came to the Lok Sabha to take oath on Tuesday.

He began his oath by saying "Bihar zindabad" and concluded it with slogans demanding NEET-UG re-examination and special category status for Bihar.

When members from the treasury benches objected to his slogans, the MP from Bihar's Purnia hit out at them, saying he was a six-time MP and needed no lessons on what to say.

"You win due to blessings, I contest alone … I have won four times as an Independent, you don't tell me," Ranjan said from the podium.

Just before adjourning the House, Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab said members were still in "election fever".

Despite repeated observations by the chair, members have been speaking on the microphone beyond oath or affirmation, he said.

Ranjan later told reporters that members were invoking the gods, indulging in sycophancy taking their leaders' names but no one talked about the youngsters.

"There was no discussion on NEET, on special status for Bihar. That is why I said re-NEET and special status," he said.

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET-UG) for MBBS/BDS and other medical courses has been mired in a controversy over alleged irregularities in its conduct.

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