NEET: A big announcement has been made by MK Stalin, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. His government will soon present a bill in the state legislature seeking permanent exemption of the state from the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET), a nationwide entrance exam for medical colleges. More than ten lakh candidates NEET. This year, between September 11 and 12 about sixteen lakh candidates are appearing for NEET. Every year, the NEET exam is held in over 201 cities across the country for admission to undergraduate medical programs.
In a tweet, he stated that the legal struggle against the entrance exam was only the beginning and that he would introduce legislation against it.
நீட் எனும் பலிபீடத்தில் மற்றுமொரு மரணம்!
கல்வியால் தகுதி வரட்டும்; தகுதி பெற்றால் மட்டுமே கல்வி எனும் அநீதி நீட் ஒழியட்டும்!
நாளை நீட் நிரந்தர விலக்கு சட்ட மசோதா கொண்டு வருவோம்; #NEET-ஐ இந்தியத் துணைக்கண்டத்தின் பிரச்சினையாகக் கொண்டு செல்வோம். pic.twitter.com/iAI4zm9knA
NEET caused injustice against underprivileged children from both rural & urban backgrounds who were unable to clear it despite several attempts. He further added that the Union government has shown negligence and is adamant about comprehending the problems that NEET has generated for students, which has led to suicide. He also mentioned the name Dhanush who died by suicide.