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India bloc to move adjournment motions over NEET paper leak

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New Delhi: The inaugural session of the 18th Lok Sabha is set to turn stormy with INDIA bloc deciding to move adjournment motions on Friday to discuss NEET paper leak.

The Opposition will move the motions under Rule 267. The decision was taken at a meeting of floor leaders of INDIA bloc parties held at the residence of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday. The Opposition parties unanimously decided to raise NEET, Agniveer, unemployment and other issues in Parliament. According to sources, a uniform strategy will be employed in both Houses.

Both Houses are scheduled to debate the motion of thanks to the President’s address on Friday. While Rajya Sabha’s business advisory committee has allotted 26 hours for this discussion, the Lok Sabha is likely to allot a similar time. The business advisory committee of the Lok Sabha has not been formed yet.The INDIA bloc decided that if the motions were not allowed, MPs would first protest inside the Houses and force adjournments. According to sources, both Houses will face disruptions on Friday. Following the adjournment, Opposition parties will protest outside the Houses in Parliament complex.

AAP and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha proposed that the Opposition bloc raise the issue of arrests of their leaders, Arvind Kejriwal and Hemant Soren. It was agreed to raise this next week.

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Following the meeting, DMK MP T Siva said: “We will give notices (in Parliament) on the NEET issue on June 28.” President of Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, Hanuman Beniwal, said: “The Opposition is united and it will raise the issues of NEET, Agniveer, inflation and unemployment and MSP in the Parliament.”Congress MP Jairam Ramesh said that several issues were discussed. “There will be a debate on all the issues in Parliament, whether the President’s address or the election of the Deputy Speaker,” he said.