NEET 2017: DMK to hold human chain protest seeking presidential nod to exempt Tamil Nadu

DMK on Thursday decided to hold a human chain protest across Tamil Nadu on 27 July seeking Presidential assent for two Bills adopted by Assembly

PTI July 20, 2017 15:50:13 IST
NEET 2017: DMK to hold human chain protest seeking presidential nod to exempt Tamil Nadu

Chennai: DMK on Thursday decided to hold a human chain protest across Tamil Nadu on 27 July seeking Presidential assent for two Bills adopted by Assembly that envisage exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for the state.

NEET 2017 DMK to hold human chain protest seeking presidential nod to exempt Tamil Nadu

File image of the President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief MK Stalin. PTI

The party at its district secretaries meet held here hit out at both the state and central goverments for "shattering" the dreams of rural aspirants and urban poor to become doctors.

Adopting a resolution on NEET at the meet, which was presided over by party working president M K Stalin, the main opposition slammed the BJP regime at the Centre for "shirking" its responsibility by not sending the bills to the President for his approval.

The resolution decided to form human chain between 4 pm and 5 pm on 27 July in all district headquarter towns in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu has been seeking exemption from NEET maintaining that it would affect the students from the state.

In February, the assembly had adopted two bills seeking to ensure continuation of the present system of admission to medical courses in the state.

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