CHENNAI: Aishwarya, a medical aspirant from Tiruchy, met the Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin on Monday with a poster inked with her blood addressed to the President, asking for cancellation of NEET in Tamil Nadu.
The girl with a score of 209 NEET score claimed to have written the poster on Monday morning after drawing blood with a syringe and turning it into a makeshift pen by breaking off the needle.
The poster dripping with her blood questions the government for not interfering this year like it had the previous year.
“A common exam without a common syllabus is injustice,” it read. When the TNIE questioned Aishwarya, an aspiring doctor about her actions setting a bad example, she agreed that it was an “unhygienic means” of putting forth her demand.Seven distraught medical aspirants, along with their families and the Tamil Nadu Manavar Iyakkam, accompanied Aishwarya and met Stalin and demanded an all party delegation led by the CM to meet Prime Minister Modi regarding cancellation of NEET exam.
S Ilayaraja of the Tamil Nadu Manavargal Iyakkam said that Stalin assured them that he would bring up the issue in the Legislative Assembly.Tamil Nadu is still awaiting President’s nod for two bills unanimously passed in the Assembly seeking a permanent exemption from NEET.
Meanwhile, the 85 per cent sub quota for State Board students is caught up in a legal tangle.
CPI seeks special Act to ensure med seats to TN kids
Chennai: Pointing out that the NEET badly hit medical education aspirants in the State, Communist Party of India (CPI) urged the TN government to take steps to enact a special legislation to ensure all seats in government medical colleges go to students of the State. The two-day state executive committee that concluded on Monday adopted a resolution.
“The government should enact a special Act to ensure that all seats for graduate, PG and super-specialty courses in government medical colleges go to State students,” the resolution urged. The party also demanded that AIADMK government exert pressure to get the two NEET Bills unanimously passed in the Assembly, with the consent of the President. Resolutions seeking Centre to give up the hydrocarbon project at Neduvasal, putting pressure on the Sri Lankan government to dump the draconian law that sought to penalise the Tamil Nadu fishermen straying into their waters and appealing for a sustained movement against the proposed move to shift the Central Institute for Classical Tamil from Chennai were also adopted at the meeting.