Parliament set to witness stormy debate from Monday

The Opposition would start the week with a protest in Parliament premises over the 'misuse of central agencies'.
Last Updated : 30 June 2024, 06:26 IST

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New Delhi: Parliament will reconvene on Monday after the weekend break with the Opposition preparing itself for a heated debate with the Narendra Modi-led government on a host of issues like NEET paper leak, Agnipath scheme, price rise and unemployment.

While it would not be disrupting the House in the next three days, the Opposition would start the week with a protest in Parliament premises over the "misuse of central agencies to target" Opposition leaders like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The I.N.D.I.A. bloc MPs would hold the protest near the entrance of the Parliament before the proceedings start, especially raising the issue of continued incarceration of Kejriwal.

Another I.N.D.I.A. bloc leader Hemant Soren got bail from Jharkhand High Court, which has enthused the Opposition ranks which were accusing the Modi regime of targeting Opposition leaders.

The Opposition had managed to adjourn the Lok Sabha on Friday over NEET issue after the Speaker did not allow adjournment motions to suspend business of the House to discuss NEET issue.

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi appealed to the House that both the government and the Opposition should jointly send a message to the students of the country over NEET.

In Rajya Sabha, Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge entered the Well of the House for a brief period after his attempts to speak on NEET issue was not allowed. It led to a war of words between RS Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar and Kharge.

The Opposition walked out of the House on Friday afternoon after the Chair did not adjourn the House to allow them to visit Congress MP Phulo Devi Netam who fainted during protest and was hospitalised.

In the Lok Sabha, BJP MP Anurag Thakur would initiate the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address on Monday while the motion will be seconded by first term Lok Sabha MP Bansuri Swaraj, the daughter of BJP stalwart late Sushma Swaraj.

Usually, the Leader of Opposition opens the debate for the Opposition ranks but it is to be seen whether Rahul would speak on Monday or he chooses to speak on Tuesday before the Prime Minister responds to the deliberations.

The Lok Sabha has allocated 16 hours for the debate on the Motion of Thanks, while in the Rajya Sabha, 21 hours have been set aside for the debate and the Prime Minister is likely to reply on Wednesday.

Published 30 June 2024, 06:26 IST

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