The Tamil Nadu Congress on Friday urged the AIADMK government in the state to prevail upon the Centre to immediately scrap the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) following the recent instructions from the Madras High Court.
Expressing shock over State’s data with regard to NEET, which was submitted before the court, the Congress leader said a mere 1.6 per cent of students could clear NEET. “This shows the reality of the NEET,” he added.
Alagiri said it is highly condemnable that the state government has not taken any steps despite there were several protests against the NEET across Tamil Nadu.
“Even the judges made it clear that medical college admissions are only for rich,” he said adding even the state’s statistics, which was submitted before the court also proves that.
Claiming that at present, Class 12 students do suffer a lot since they need to write both board and NEET exams simultaneously, the TNCC president said, “This issue is not taken care of both by state and the Centre.”
“Adding to the woes, it had also come to notice of the judges that the NRI medical quota seats were sold by some private colleges,” he said adding “as per the observation from the judges, the doors were shut for poor and it was opened to the rich.”
Pointing to the observations of judges that state government should try to take steps for scraping NEET or otherwise a time would come for CBI enquiry into the medical admissions, Alagiri warned, “Even after all these observations, the issues were not taken into consideration by the Tamil Nadu government to abolish NEET. It would face dire consequences in the future.”