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Monsoon Session of Parliament: AIADMK will raise NEET issue to 'protect interests' of Tamil Nadu students

Coimbatore: AIADMK (Amma) leader M Thambidurai said the party will raise the issue of National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) in the upcoming Parliament session, to protect the interest of the students from Tamil Nadu.

File image of Thambidurai. PTI

File image of M Thambidurai. PTI

Speaking to reporters at the airport in Coimbatore, Thambidurai said the government would continue its fight for the rights of
state's students. Since the matter was subjudice, the government cannot do anything at the moment, he said.

The Tamil Nadu government has been seeking exemption from NEET, and in February, the Assembly adopted two bills which
seek to ensure continuation of the present system of admission to medical courses in the state.

The government had contended that over 50 percent of the questions in NEET were based on the CBSE syllabus and hence there was an inequality in the all-India exam.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami had taken up the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought his intervention to
obtain the presidential assent for the bills.

To a query on Sasikala jail bribery row, the Lok Sabha deputy speaker refuted the allegations and blamed the Opposition parties for politicising the issue.

Updated Date: Jul 15, 2017 16:09 PM

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