In an attempt to seek the exemption of the students of Tamil Nadu from NEET 2017 exam, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami meets PM Modi.
“The chief minister insisted that exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu should be given considering the welfare of the students of the state,” said an official release quoting what transpired at the two leaders meeting.
The state of Tamil Nadu was against the NEET exam from the beginning.
State minister met with the Union ministers for health and HRD, J P Nadda and Prakash Javadekar, respectively and requested them to give the state of Tamil Nadu exemption from the NEET exam. After this they submitted a memorandum in which they are seeking the approval of the president for the bills passed by the state for exempting it from the NEET exam.
The bill if passed will pave the way for the medical entrance for the class 12 pass outs on the basis on class 12 marks and the candidates of the Tamil Nadu will no longer have to appear for the NEET exam.
The issue was also took up to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi by a group of ministers, which was accompanied by the senior party leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai.
Working President of DMK, MK Stalin had also accused the center and the state for betraying the interests' of the students.
Tamil Nadu is seeking the exemption because it thinks that the students from the state board especially from the rural area will find it difficult to compete with their peers from the CBSE board.