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Vijaya Baskar must quit over NEET chaos: Stalin

Hitting out at the ruling AIADMK for shattering the hopes of medical aspirants in the state and goofing up on NEET issue, DMK working president MK Stalin on Saturday urged the state government to act on a war footing to get the President’s approval for the NEET legislation.

Vijaya Baskar must quit over NEET chaos: Stalin
DMK Working President MK Stalin


Remarking that the people of the state would not forget the “unpardonable betrayal” of the ruling AIADMK, Stalin, in a statement, asked the state to own up moral responsibility for the NEET fiasco. He demanded the resignation of Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar for giving false hopes to the students and their parents. Stalin’s statement comes in the wake of the Madras High Court striking down the state government’s order providing 85 per cent reservation in medical admission to students studying in state board.
Wondering if the state government would allow empowered people to grab seats disproportionate to their representation in violation of social justice principles, Stalin said the reservation announced for students from state board syllabus was a deliberate act of deception done by the state government to cover up its failure and inability. 
Alleging that the AIADMK regime did not exert pressure to get the President’s nod for the NEET legislation passed by the state Assembly, the Leader of Opposition said that the ruling party should have insisted that it would support BJP’s Presidential candidate only if the Centre resolve the NEET issue in the state. But, the government does not have the courage to say it because they (AIADMK Ministers) have been trapped in I-T, enforcement directorate, ECI and Gutkha scams. Meanwhile, CPM Rajya MP TK Rangarajan urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send the NEET legislation to the President. In a letter, he said, “I want you to intervene in this issue,” he stated and added that he learnt that two bills, passed in the state Assembly, were placed before the Union Home Ministry and it is yet to reach the Rashtrapati Bhavan. 
Similarly, PMK founder S Ramadoss has said that the verdict of Madras High Court has shattered the dreams of medical aspirants.

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