The 18th Lok Sabha's first session is scheduled to start on Monday, june 24. The opposition is preparing to mount a multifaceted challenge to the nda administration. The newly elected Members of parliament will take an oath at the first session since the lok sabha elections. On june 26, the lok sabha Speaker will be chosen, and on june 27, President Droupadi Murmu will address a joint session of both Houses.
Encouraged by its larger numbers, the Opposition is anticipated to be aggressive, concentrating on matters like purported anomalies in the NEET-UG and NET exams, the moving of statues within the parliament building complex, and the government's choice to designate seven-term bjp mp Bhartruhari Mahtab as the acting Speaker.

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• As the pro tem Speaker of the bjp, Bhartruhari Mahtab, will take the oath of office from President Murmu to start the session. After calling for prime minister Narendra Modi to take the oath of office as a member of the house, Mahtab will conduct the oath-taking ceremony for the other newly elected Members of Parliament.

• The Opposition has denounced Mahtab's nomination, alleging that the administration disregarded eight-term lok sabha mp for the Congress, Kodikunnil Suresh. The administration has been charged by the opposition with disrespecting tradition and Suresh's seniority.

• Rijiju greeted the newly elected legislators before of today's session, saying, "Today, june 24, 2024, marks the start of the First Session of the 18th Lok Sabha. Greetings to all the newly elected honourable members. As minister of Parliamentary Affairs, I will be at the members' disposal at all times. I'm eagerly anticipating coordination to manage the household.

• Lawmakers from the india group intend to stage a symbolic demonstration in front of Gate No. 2 of the former parliament building, which is home to the mahatma gandhi statue. This statue was moved to a new location named Prerna Sthal, along with others. A prominent opposition figure informed news agency PTI that certain Members of parliament will carry copies of the indian Constitution and make their way to the parliament building.

• The opposition is prepared to take on a number of controversial topics, chief among them the claims of cheating, paper leaks, and corruption during the NEET-UG and NET tests. mallikarjun Kharge, the head of the Congress, has already launched an offensive, claiming that the National Testing Agency is working for the "devious interests" of the RSS and the BJP.

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