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Stalin urges non-BJP CMs to move apex court to postpone NEET, JEE

DMK president MK Stalin has written to chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Odisha, asking them to join seven other states and move the Supreme Court seeking postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).

Stalin urges non-BJP CMs to move apex court to postpone NEET, JEE
DMK president MK Stalin


In his letter to the four states’ chief ministers, copy of which was circulated to the media, Stalin said the decision to postpone the June 2020 exams was mainly because the conditions were not conducive to conduct exams and with the hope the normality returns in a few months.

Drawing the chief ministers’ attention to the worsening pandemic crisis across the country and floods and landslides, which cut off most of rural and hilly areas from the mainstream, Stalin said, “In most states, the public transport system has not yet resumed. Railways and air travel cannot be accessed by the majority of candidates and a lot of uncertainty persists in reaching the allotted exam centers.”

Referring to the reported plan of West Bengal, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry CMs to move the Supreme Court against the Centre, challenging its decision to conduct NEET/JEE exams, Stalin, who is the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, said that in the light of the severe difficulties explained above, keeping the well-being and future of students in mind, I sincerely request you to join in solidarity with the states and approach the apex court on postponement of NEET/JEE exams for the greater good, as our united stand can help the voices of the students and parents across the country reach the Centre.”

It may be recalled that on Wednesday, Stalin had requested state Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to join the seven other state counterparts and move the Supreme Court against the Centre, if his government’s opposition to NEET were true.

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