Tamil Nadu campaigns for exemption from NEET as the delegation meets the PM and Union Ministers
A Tamil Nadu delegation met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some of the Union Ministers on Thursday, 20 July, to pitch for Tamil Nadu's exemption from NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test).
The delegation submitted a memorandum to PM Modi seeking a go ahead by the President for two Bills that were passed in the State Assembly recently and pending with the Central Assembly currently.
The bills passed say that Tamil Nadu UG Medical admissions should be conducted based on the Class 12/Plus Two marks and not on the basis of NEET as is the case as of now.
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Senior AIADMK leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai led the delegation.
The official release stated that the C Vijayabaskar (Health Minister), D Jayakumar (Finance Minister), P Thangamani (Electricity Minister), C Ve Shanmugam (Law Minister) and K P Anbazhagan (Higher Education Minister) met with PM Modi and Union Ministers JP Nadda (Health) and Prakash Javadekar (HRD).
The release also said that the delegation spoke with the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on the issue as well.
The ruling Government (AIADMK) and the Opposition (DMK) are both in favour of scrapping NEET for Tamil Nadu as they say it will have a negative impact on students belonging to villages and the urban poor class study further.