TTV Dhinakaran urges Centre to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET, will hold public meeting in Tiruchirappalli

AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran Friday said a public meeting will be held on 19 September at Tiruchirappalli to urge the Centre to exempt Tamil Nadu from the ambit of NEET

PTI September 15, 2017 21:46:01 IST
TTV Dhinakaran urges Centre to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET, will hold public meeting in Tiruchirappalli

Chennai: AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran Friday said a public meeting will be held on 19 September at Tiruchirappalli to urge the Centre to exempt Tamil Nadu from the ambit of NEET.

TTV Dhinakaran urges Centre to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET will hold public meeting in Tiruchirappalli

File image of TTV Dhinakran. PTI

Dhinakaran said the meeting will be held at Uzhavar Sandhai grounds at Tiruchirappalli at 4.30 pm on 19 September. Hitting out at Chief Minister K Palaniswami's regime as "atrocious," he alleged the government posed "obstacles" in holding the meet.

Such "hurdles" have been "shattered" and permission to hold the meet has been received from court, he said in a statement.

Dhinakaran said he will be delivering his special address on the NEET issue on the day of the meeting.

While an anti-NEET meet was held by Opposition parties led by the DMK, BJP had organised a meeting to support the national test at the same venue in Tiruchirappalli some days ago. Protests against NEET intensified in Tamil Nadu after a Dalit medical aspirant, Anitha had committed suicide recently.

Though she had got high score in her Plus Two exam, she could not score enough in NEET to secure medical admission. It may be recalled that the local authorities had reportedly denied a nod for the meet to Dhinakaran camp and the matter went to court.

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