Banerjee has requested that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) be postponed due to the Covid-19 situation.
“Although other states not governed by the BJP are calling for the exams to be postponed, they have also made the necessary arrangements to conduct them.
“However, the West Bengal government has not reached such an agreement and is refusing to hold the exams because of it. It is playing with the future of the students,” Vijayvargiya, the national secretary general of the BJP, told reporters at Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri.
Vijayvargiya also claimed the prime minister had led the state down the path of political violence ahead of the 2021 assembly elections.
His claim came after Banerjee, also the head of the Trinamool Congress, issued a “Do or Die” appeal against the BJP-led government at the center, promising to give the whole country a “taste of freedom” to give by defeating the “politics” of the Saffron Party epidemic “in the polls of the 2021 assembly in West Bengal.
She had made the statement when she was speaking in front of a virtual rally of the TMC Chhatra Parishad, the student wing of the ruling party in West Bengal, in Calcutta on Thursday.
“The people of West Bengal believe in democracy, while Mamata Banerjee believes in violence. When we come to power, political violence ends,” said Vijayvargiya, the Saffron Party’s central observer for the state.
Meanwhile, West Bengal’s Education Minister Partha Chatterjee launched a new volley against his key counterpart Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, tweeting, “Amid this global pandemic, can you @DrRPNishank guarantee the safety of nearly 30 Lakh students who are JEE and NEET – Have registered for exams?
“Since the transport system is still not fully functional, why do you want to endanger your future so urgently? Postpone the tests immediately!” he requested.