Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Friday targeted the BJP for holding the JEE and NEET exams as part of the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that the party’s stance on students was “deserted”.
This happens one day after the workers of the Samajwadi Party (SP) held a protest against the issue here in front of the Raj Bhawan.
“In conducting JEE and NEET exams, BJP has now made it clear why the name of the Ministry of Human Resources has changed. That’s because his attitude towards education and students is not humane, “said the former prime minister in a tweet in Hindi and highlighted images of his party men’s protest in the state capital on Thursday.
The SP student wing staff reached the Raj Bhawan on Thursday afternoon and raised anti-government slogans for the organization of NEET and JEE as part of the pandemic with “significant” risks for the students. The police resorted to Lathi charges to control the demonstrators.
The central government recently approved the new education policy and renamed the Ministry of Personnel Development the Ministry of Education.
On Thursday, Yadav wrote an open letter against the central government’s decision to hold the NEET and JEE amid the pandemic.
He claimed that the center’s BJP-led government was unnecessarily endangering the health of students.
While NEET is to take place on September 13th, the JEE-Main technical entrance exam is planned for September 1st to 6th. Around 8.58 lakh candidates have registered for JEE-Main and 15.97 lakh for NEET.