Saturday, DMK chief M Karunanidhi requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to
postpone the exam in view of heavy rain and floods in Chennai and nearby
districts. This was a day after the Centre announced that the Union Public
Service Commission would conduct civil services (main) examination at 23
centres from December 18 to 23.
wrote a letter to Modi, saying that he (Modi) has personally inspected the
flood- affected areas in Chennai, i.e. he is fully aware of the situation there
due to heavy rainfall and sudden floods. He also highlighted the fact to PM
that about 1000 students are preparing for the exam and are still facing
continuous problems due to the rain which started in November end and continued
said that a written representation was enclosed by Students of the state-run
All India Civil Services Training Centre, Chennai, for Modi to take urgent
action regarding the exams. They met Karunanidhi on Friday.
he urged Modi, after fully endorsing the representation to sympathize with the
students and to postpone the main examination as they are facing practical
problems and difficulties.