Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday extended his support to students demanding the postponement of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).
Taking to Twitter, the Wayanad MP alleged that the government is blind on the distress of students. In his short but pithy tweet, he urged the govt to let the students have a fair chance in the examination.
Gandhi’s remarks come a day after the Supreme Court refused to defer the NEET-UG examination scheduled for September 12, saying it does not want to interfere with the process and it will be very unfair to reschedule it.
Appearing for the petitioners, advocate Shoeb Alam argued that the NEET 2021 be deferred as many other examinations are scheduled around September 12. He had also informed the court that around 25,000 students are set to appear for either improvement or compartment examinations for Class 12.
With the Covid-19 protocols put in place, the NEET was conducted on September 13 last year, in which, a total of 13.66 lakh candidates appeared, of these around 7.7 lakh had been qualified.
Last year, Gandhi was against the Centre’s decision to hold NEET-JEE when India were witnessing a surge in daily Covid cases over 85,000. In the wake of Covid fear, the students’ safety could not be compromised due to the government’s failures, he had slammed the govt in his tweet.
Following the Congress move on NEET 2020, other major opposition parties had joined their hands with Congress and protested against holding the examination.
Apart from Gandhi, the incumbent Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi had also spoke out, asking the government to listen to students and their concerns.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate will be on September 11 while for Undergraduate on September 12.
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