Maharashtra Cabinet Minister for Social Justice and Special Assistance, Dhananjay Munde, protested on Friday the decision by the Union’s Ministry of Education to conduct NEET, JEE and other investigations in the face of the Covid pandemic.
In a tweet, Munde said that taking exams across India would endanger the lives of students in such a pandemic. Most educational institutions are used for quarantine centers. Some students are still struggling with this Covid virus. I stand by the students’ request, he said in the tweet.
The tweet was also tagged #ProtestAgainstExamInCOVID, which contains numerous tweets from the student community protesting the Union Department of Education’s decision to hold the exams.
It is known that Munde, a senior chairman of the Nationalist Congress Party and the MLA from the city of Parli in central Maharashtra, has taken a stern anti-BJP stance in the state.
On the other hand, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy took a similar view. He also tweeted on Friday: “I just spoke to the Minister of Education and suggested that NEET and other Deepavali exams be taken. The SC command the other day is not a bar as the Hon’ble Court left the date to the government. I am sending an urgent letter to the Prime Minister, ”Swamy said in the tweet.