If the politicians of Tamil Nadu especially those in the AIADMK ruling party had not been preoccupied with their factional feuds, they would have realized that there was no way the Supreme Court mandated NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) could have been waived for just one state. The protesters also sought justice for the death of Dalit medical aspirant Anitha, who allegedly hanged herself at her house in Ariyalur district on September 1 reportedly upset over not getting an MBBS seat.
But, the examination was imposed on Tamil Nadu due to the arrogant attitude of the BJP government, the resolution said and added that the centre did not send the bills passed in TN Assembly to the President.
Meanwhile, the family of 17-year-old Anitha has rejected the Tamil Nadu government's offer of Rs 7 lakh in financial aid. The primary reason for the suicide of Anitha was the stand taken by the Central government before the Supreme Court on NEET.
The opposition have condemned the state and the central governments saying, they gave false hopes till the last moment and finally imposed the test on the students.
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There is a growing cry to help students from Tamil Nadu who have been affected by NEET.
Some experts are comparing the policy of NEET imposition with the mandating the Sanskrit language as an eligible condition for admission into medical colleges, that was prevalent almost hundred years ago. Other pro-Tamil outfits staged state-wide protests.
Chennai: The opposition parties on Monday made a decision to give a few days time to the central and state governments to take steps for exempting Tamil Nadu from Neet before launching into a series of protests on the issue. This would help the State Board students to compete in NEET with their CBSE counterparts on equal terms.