Reacting to the death of an aspirant, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin said a resolution will be passed in the state assembly against NEET on Monday.
File photo of MK Stalin | Credits: PTI
- Dhanush – a medical aspirant – died by suicide in Salem
- Education can be moved to the State List, suggested Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin
- Stalin went on to say, “NEET has caused atrocity to the poor children”
The “legal battle” against National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) begins now, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin said on Sunday. He also declared that a resolution against NEET will be passed in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday.
“We’ve come to power and the legal battle against NEET starts now. On Monday, a resolution to gain permanent exemption from NEET will be passed in the Assembly. Addressing this as a problem faced by the India Sub-continent, gaining the support of all Chief Ministers’, we shall succeed”, said CM Stalin.
Demanding that ‘Education be moved to the State List’, the DMK chief said that NEET is riddled with scams and is leading to student suicides.
Statement triggered by aspirant’s death
Earlier in the day, the chief minister conveyed his condolences to the family of Dhanush, a NEET aspirant who died by suicide in Salem hours before the examination.
Aged 19, Dhanush was a medical aspirant who wrote NEET twice but could not attain the required marks. Dhanush had scored very good marks in 10th and 12th standards, his brother said.
“I was shocked and hurt to hear about Dhanush’s suicide due to fear over NEET. I express my condolences to his family,” Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin said on Sunday.
Don’t lose hope: Stalin to students
He went on to say, “NEET caused atrocities towards poor children from both rural and urban backgrounds, who, even after two attempts, were unable to clear it, which hurt Dhanush who died by suicide. Union government is showing negligence and being adamant about understanding the troubles caused by NEET for the students, which has become the reason for their suicide.”
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) September 12, 2021
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin also appealed to students not to lose hope and said the state government is responsible for creating a bright future for them.
“I assure you that our legal battle will continue until NEET is removed by Union Government. Hence, I request you all not to take any extreme decisions,” MK Stalin said.
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