Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.(File Photo | PTI)

NEET 'irregularities': Akhilesh Yadav targets BJP, demands SC-monitored probe

The results for NEET-UG were announced on Tuesday in which 67 candidates came out as first-rank holders and among them, six were found to be from one centre in Haryana's Jhajjar.

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday alleged rigging in the graduate level medical entrance examination NEET and demanded the court to take suo motu cognizance of the matter and conduct a thorough investigation and give strict punishment to the guilty.

The result of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was declared on June 4.

"Hundreds of candidates have scored 100% marks in the results of NEET (formerly known as CPMT/PMT), which is conducted as an entrance exam for medical studies across the country," Yadav said in a post on 'X' in Hindi.

"In these too, many people scoring 100% marks simultaneously from the same exam centre indicates a big scam," he said.

The former chief minister alleged that "in the BJP rule, exams are turning into a business of illegally leaking question papers, getting fake people to take the papers, setting up the centre and managing the results".

Yadav, who has constantly attacked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over irregularities in recruitment exams in his rallies during the Lok Sabha elections, said, "It cannot be a coincidence that almost similar scams have taken place in most of the exams. Due to this, the youth of the country have started losing faith in the system. The frustration of the youth means that the future is hopeless."

"This is one of the biggest failures of the BJP government. Taking suo motu cognizance of this case, the Hon'ble (Supreme) Court should conduct a thorough investigation, give strict punishment to the guilty and eliminate any possibility of such a recurrence in the future. Condemnable," he said in his post.

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