Tamil Nadu: On Way to Secretariat, TN CM Stalin Halts Convoy to Meet Medical Student Seeking Help
Tamil Nadu has been seeking exemption from the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test and the issue has emotive undertones in the state with a few medical aspirants dying allegedly by suicide, following low marks or apprehensions of not clearing it.
New Delhi: Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin left everyone surprised when he stopped his car midway to meet with a boy holding a placard saying ‘CM Sir Help Me’. The incident took place on Thursday when the CM was en route to the secretariat.
Taking to Twitter, the Chief Minister’s office tweeted a picture and revealed that the student, a native of Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district met Stalin and expressed gratitude opposing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exams. Furthermore, he appealed for bringing in NEET exemptions in Andhra Pradesh as well and across the country.
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அப்போது அந்த மாணவன், நீட் தேர்வுக்கு எதிர்ப்பு தெரிவித்து வருவதற்கு மாண்புமிகு முதலமைச்சருக்கு நன்றி தெரிவித்து, இந்தியா முழுவதும் நீட் தேர்வு விலக்கு கொண்டு வர வேண்டுகோள் விடுத்தார்.
— CMOTamilNadu (@CMOTamilnadu) February 3, 2022
The student also told the chief minister that he could not pursue medical despite securing good marks in Class XII due to NEET. “The Chief Minister explained to the student that legal action was being taken against NEET and thanked him for his support. He requested the student to return to his native,” an official release reportedly said.
Tamil Nadu has been seeking exemption from the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test and the issue has emotive undertones in the state with a few medical aspirants dying allegedly by suicide, following low marks or apprehensions of not clearing it. Earlier last month, CM had reiterated that NEET was against the interests of the rural students and charged the Centre, through the entrance test had “snatched away” states’ rights to decide on how it will conduct its medical admissions, with the state keen to do so only based on Class XII marks.
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