NEET 2017: DMK MP requests PM Modi to help exempt Tamil Nadu students from the exam

A legislation was passed in the Tamil Nadu Assembly for exempting the state from the purview of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). In order to get the President's assent for the same, DMK MP Tiruchi Siva on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting his intervention in this matter.

Legislation passed to exempt TN students from NEET:

On February 1, Tamil Nadu passed the legislation exempting its students from taking NEET for admission into medical and dental colleges, and instead get admissions based on marks obtained in class 12 board examination.

"The exam is fast approaching and is scheduled on May 7 and applications for it would close on March 1. I requested the PM to look into the issue and offer a permanent solution for large number of students who would be affected because of it," Siva said after meeting PM Modi.

Siva also submitted a letter to PM Modi on behalf of his party working president and Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly M K Stalin.

NEET will only benefit urban students: Siva

He further added, "NEET would be held on the standards of CBSE syllabus which would benefit only urban students. At a time when political situation in TN is in stalemate, M K Stalin has taken up the issue as the NEET exam dates are fast approaching".

"NEET will definitely disrupt the interests of the rural students who aspire to become doctors. While the need for brilliant doctors cannot be faulted, it is equally important to have barefoot doctors to provide medical services in rural areas to have effective public health care system," Stalin said in the letter.

In a counter criticism to Dravidian political parties, Siva said, "It would be nice if the minister focuses on cleaning up the oil spill in Chennai instead of making such comments".

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