The members of the political parties TMC and AIADMK in Rajya Sabha expressed their concern over the NEET 2017 exam and said that the candidates who appeared from states of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu were given different question papers.
This year the common medical entrance exam was held in 10 different languages which included vernacular languages as well.
The issue was raised by the Derek O'Brien who said that till 2013 the question paper in English was used to be translated into vernacular languages. But this year, candidates who attempted the paper in Bengali and Tamil language were given entirely different sets of paper.
He further said "40,000 of the 56,000 students who wrote the exam in Bengali or Tamil had disastrous results and the HRD Ministry has a lot to explain on the issue".
"NEET exam is not an issue of one state but it is a federal issue," he said.
Members of TMC and AIADMK wanted the government to respond but they were sitting quietly and seeing this members' of both the parties started raising the anti NEET slogan in the house.
Deputy chairman PJ Kurien said "he had allowed Drek OʼBrien to speak because he had given a notice under rule 267 that seeks suspension of listed business to take up discussion on the issue, and allowed the AIADMK members to mention and the issue has been understood. Now go back to your seats".
Yesterday Prakash Javadekar announced that from 2018 the NEET exam in vernacular languages will be a mere translation of the exam in English language.