Thousands of students and social media users on Tuesday took Twitter to urge the government to postpone the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) which is scheduled to be held on September 11-12.
After an hour, the student’s NEET postponement demand emerged as the no.1 trend on Twitter with hashtag #JusticeForNEETAspirants.
The students are demanding to postponed NEET exam as there are other exams scheduled on the same day, including the CBSE improvement/compartment exams.
Few hours after her brother’s tweet in support of postponing the NEET exam, the Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter and criticised the BJP for not paying heed to students’ concerns.
Time after time, the Central government pushes on against the legitimate demands of students across India, she tweeted.
Earlier on Tuesday, the former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has extended his support to students demanding the postponement of NEET exams. In his short but pithy tweet, he urged the govt to let the students have a fair chance in the examination.
The sibling’s remarks come a day after the Supreme Court refused to defer the NEET examination scheduled for September 12, saying it does not want to interfere with the process and it will be very unfair to reschedule it.
Last year, alongwith the Congress and other opposition parties, Rahul Gandhi was against the Centre’s decision to hold NEET-JEE exam in the wake huge surge in daily Covid cases over 85,000. He had also slammed and tweeted that students’ safety could not be compromised due to the government’s failures.
Not only Gandhi, but the Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi had also urged the Central government to listen to students and their concerns.
The NEET exam for UG will take place on September 11 and for PG it will be on September 12. The exam will be conducted under the Centre’s Covid-19 protocols. The exam will take place in a computer-based format and admit cards for the exam were released today.
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