DMK staging drama on NEET: Annamalai

Tamilnadu BJP president K Annamalai has alleged that the DMK was fooling the people on the issue of NEET.

He said NEET was to protect social justice, provide opportunities to poor students and to prevent selling of medical seats by colleges.

“In 2019, in Tamil Nadu, 136 Forward Community students, 1,594 Backward Class students, 720 Most Backward Class students and 600 SC/ST students had been allotted seats out of the total State government seats of 3,050. Can you remove NEET that provides this sort of social justice?” he asked.

The Tamil Nadu Assembly adopted a Bill on Monday, seeking to permanently exempt from the State from the purview of NEET exams and allow medical admissions based on Plus-2 marks.

The Bill against NEET was tabled and passed in line with the suggestion made by a Committee of Secretaries based on the recommendations of the A K Rajan Committee.