TN Health Minister hits out at BJP for double standards in NEET issue

Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Tuesday charged that the BJP was adopting double standards after the party’s state secretary K Nagarajan moved the Madras High Court seeking to quash Justice AK Rajan committee that was set up by the DMK government to study the impact of NEET on poor and rural students in Tamilnadu.

The Health Minister said that the BJP had earlier assured that it would extend support to the state government in all aspects when it comes to NEET exemption for the state. However, leaders of that party were now adopting double standards and a proof of this fact was the PIL petition filed by BJP state secretary K Nagarajan in the High Court of Madras.

Recently, Nagarajan filed a PIL petition stating that the committee headed by Justice Rajan to study the impact of NEET on medical applicants in the state should be quashed as it is a waste expenditure of public money and selection of the students based on class 12 marks would lead to selection of average minds and below average students. The plea stated that the committee was arbitrary, illegal, unconstitutional and unreasonable and the Madras High Court on Monday asked the state to respond to the plea within a week.