Opposition to raise NEET issue in Parliament on Friday, government prepared

Sources said that the government is prepared to tackle the Opposition.
Lok Sabha during a special session at the Parliament House in New Delhi.
Lok Sabha during a special session at the Parliament House in New Delhi.Photo | PTI

The Oppositon has said it would raise the issue of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) scandal in the Parliament on Friday, reports said.

Sources said that the government is prepared to tackle the Opposition, which is likely to raise the issue in Parliament.

The Opposition said it will bring adjournment motions on NEET row in both houses of Parliament on Friday. The decision was taken at the meeting of INDIA alliance parties at the residence of Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, a report said.

The meeting was attended by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi, NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) leaders Sharad Pawar and Supriya Sule, DMK leader Kanimozhi, Shiv Sena (UBT) leaders Sanjay Raut, Priyanka Chaturvedi and Arvind Sawant, AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Sandeep Pathak and others.

Lok Sabha during a special session at the Parliament House in New Delhi.
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On Thursday, Kharge criticised the President's address in a joint session of Parliament, saying there was no mention of the resolution to irregularities in NEET and other pressing issues.

"Listening to the President's address written by the Modi government, it seemed as if Modi ji is in a perpetual state of denial! The mandate was against him because the people of the country rejected his slogan of "400 plus" and kept the BJP away from the figure of 272. Modi ji is unable to accept this, that is why he is pretending that nothing has changed, but the truth is that the people of the country had asked for change," Kharge said in a post on X.

It may be recalled that the National Testing Agency (NTA) finds itself in the centre of a storm amid the NEET-UG exam debacle.

Meanwhile, in its first arrests in the NEET-UG paper leak case, the CBI on Thursday apprehended two individuals, Manish Prakash and Ashutosh Kumar, from Bihar.

The CBI took over the NEET-UG paper leak case from Bihar police's Economic Offences Unit (EOU) on June 25.

Lok Sabha during a special session at the Parliament House in New Delhi.
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