Ahead of Parliament’s 2020 monsoon session, which began today, DMK MPs such as TR Balu, Tiruchi Siva and Kanimozhi protested against the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and called for the test to be abolished.
They arrived at Parliament wearing masks that read “Ban NEET, except TN students”.
“Today DMK MPs held a demonstration in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the parliamentary complex, in which they insisted on canceling NEET exams. This joint test robs the dreams of the future of poor and rural students who were in their school studies but in the NEET- Exam get good grades. ” Because they don’t get private coaching, they can’t get through, “Siva told reporters here.
“In Tamil Nadu, 11 students committed suicides because of the fear of this exam. Therefore, DMK insists that the NEET exam be canceled as the new national education policy approved by the Cabinet and the government is very important to implement. It would overhaul the country rather than a progressive attempt, “he added.
DMK and CPI (M) have also applied in Lok Sabha to postpone the suicide of 12 young students due to NEET.
Siva also opposed lingual politics, saying, “Stop imposing lingual politics on non-Hindi speaking people in Hindi and Sanskrit, all of these things are unacceptable.”
“We also insisted that an environmental impact assessment report be rejected by environmentalists and many stakeholders across the country,” he said.
Meanwhile in Tamil Nadu DMK-MLAs arrived at the state legislature wearing masks that read “Ban NEET, Save TN Students”. DMK President MK Stalin also wore the mask.
During a conversation with the media, the DMK President said: “Many students died by suicide as a result of a NEET exam problem. I appealed for a resolution to be made for those students who died suicide, but this was rejected. There are many topics like NEET, National Education Policy 2020 I don’t know how to discuss it in just 2 days. ”
“They (AIADMK) passed a resolution in their election manifesto (to exempt the NEET exam for state students), but they did not put any pressure on the central government. They play drama on the NEET issue. This current state government is a slave government,” he added.
The meeting of the State Assembly will be called until September 16 for a period of three days as part of the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, all security measures have been taken to conduct the session in accordance with the guidelines issued for Covid-19.