DMK’s working president M.K. Stalin has said that his party would lead an all-party protest against the denial of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exemption to Tamil students.
Leaders of DMK, Congress, CPI, CPI-M, Manithaneya Makkal Katchi, Indian Union Muslim League (J) and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) met under Stalin’s leadership yesterday and took the decision to hold the above-said protest on Thursday against the State and Central Governments.
“BJP’s NEET has destroyed the dreams and aspirations of rural students from Tamil Nadu to become doctors and serve the society. We strongly condemn the attitude of the State and Central Governments in this regard. Tamil Nadu Govt. passed an ordinance seeking a year-long exemption to Tamil students from appearing in NEET but the ordinance hasn’t been sent for Presidential approval.
“BJP’s Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman mooted the ordinance idea and with the BJP-led Centre telling the Supreme Court that granting such an exemption was not possible, the ‘double-talk’ of the BJP stands exposed badly. A huge public meeting to protest this attitude would be held on the morning of 24th August,” a joint statement by the leaders said.