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In what is expected to be a fiery second week of the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha, opposition MPs are gearing up to attack the NDA government on key issues such as irregularities in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). Agnipath Scheme, among others. Apart from paper leaks and inflation, the opposition parties are also likely to raise issues regarding unemployment in India.

The proceedings of the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha are underway in the new Parliament building. (ANI)

The Lok Sabha was adjourned on Friday till Monday, July 1, amid an uproar in the Lower House over the debate over the conduct of the NEET medical entrance exam and other central competitive exams. The uproar over the NEET issue erupted when members of the Indian bloc sought to suspend all business and accept an adjournment motion to discuss the paper leak issue on priority.

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Amid the uproar, Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House first to 12 noon and then to July 1.

Parliament Session Today: Key Points

  • Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the issue of NEET is a very important issue for the entire country, and demanded a dedicated debate on it in the House.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that the debate on NEET could not be allowed as the House was about to debate the motion of thanks on the President's address. The opposition members of the assembly raised a ruckus on this.
  • During the debate in the Rajya Sabha, the opposition witnessed loud protests demanding a debate on NEET and Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjan Kharge entered the floor of the House to join fellow members.
  • Leaders of the Indian bloc are expected to attack the NDA on other issues like the Agnipath scheme, inflation and unemployment when the House reconvenes today. The opposition also demands a debate on the issue of NEET under Rule 267 of Parliament.
  • In the Lok Sabha, BJP member and former Union Minister Anurag Thakur is scheduled to open the debate on the motion of thanks on the President's address. The movement will be supported by first-term Lok Sabha member Bansuri Swaraj, daughter of BJP leader late Sushma Swaraj.
  • In the Lower House, 16 hours have been allotted for debate on the motion of thanks, which will conclude with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply on Tuesday. In the Rajya Sabha, 21 hours have been reserved for this.

(with inputs from PTI)

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