Tamilnadu Special Assembly passes the Bill seeking exemption from NEET again
The special assembly session of the Tamilnadu Assembly has passed the Bill seeking exemption from NEET once again. The Bill was passed without any changes unanimously today. All the four members of the BJP walked out of the Assembly during the discussion. The Bill seeks to admit students on the basis of higher secondary marks instead of NEET.
State Governor R. N. Ravi had resent the Bill which was passed earlier to the Assembly for due consideration citing several reasons including a Supreme Court Judgement. Introducing the Bill, State Health Minister M.Subramanian said that students had to spend two to three years alongwith lakhs of rupees at learning centres which makes medical education an unreachable goal. He also referred to the judgement as a separate one and could not be compared to the resolution passed at the Assembly.
Chief Minister M.K.Stalin listed out the various landmark resolutions passed by the State Assembly and said that medical education should be based on higher secondary marks as students are assessed on physics, chemistry and biology. Stalin said that denying a student who had scored more than 90 percent in higher secondary examinations would be injustice.
AIADMK, the state opposition, said that the issue should be sorted out by legal means and not by political way. AIADMK leader Edappadi Palanisamy said that this was an emotional issue and said that the Party was of the opinion that the State should be exempted from NEET.
“நீட் தேர்வு என்பதை விட, அதை மாணவர்களைக் கொல்லும் தேர்வு என்றே கூறிட வேண்டும். நீட் என்பது தேர்வு அல்ல, ஒரு பலிபீடம்.
— CMOTamilNadu (@CMOTamilnadu) February 8, 2022