Taking a hard stand against Modi government over the suicide of Dalit girl for implementing the NEET exam in Tamil Nadu, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury sought to know how center is planning to impose the single window NEET exam without the consent of the states.
17 year old Anitha, was a brilliant daughter of daily wage earner who hanged herself at her house in Ariyalur district yesterday as she was upset because center had refused to exempt the Tamil Nadu from the NEET exam.
She was also one of the petitioners in the Supreme Court against the implementation of the NEET based medical exam.
“A Dalit girl, a bold petitioner against the imposition of NEET instead of the existing school results for admission to MBBS – has to unfortunately kill herself as she did not score well in NEET. Without taking state governments on board, how does the Centre think it can impose a ‘uniform' exam?” Yechury said in a Facebook post.
The NEET exam is conducted by the CBSE for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses. This year the exam was held on May 7 but for the institutes which were established under the act of Parliament, like AIIMS, the exam is not valid.