Rahul Gandhi's 'NEET' take on Modi, vows to be voice of students in Parliament
Rahul Gandhi's 'NEET' take on Modi, vows to be voice of students in Parliament(File Photo | PTI)

NEET-UG row: BJP-ruled states become epicenter of paper leaks, Rahul slams Modi for remaining silent

Congress, in its manifesto, had guaranteed to make laws strict against paper leaks to secure the future of the youth

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for maintaining "silence" on the NEET exam issue and asserted that his party is committed to strongly raising the voice of the youth from the streets to the Parliament to ensure strong policies against paper leaks.

The former Congress president said the arrests made in Bihar, Gujarat and Haryana clearly show that there has been organised corruption in the examination in a planned manner and added these BJP-ruled states have become the "epicentre" of paper leaks.

"Narendra Modi, as usual, is maintaining silence on the tampering with the future of more than 24 lakh students in the NEET examination," Gandhi said in a post on X in Hindi.

In the manifesto, the Congress had guaranteed to secure the future of the youth by making strict laws against paper leaks.

"While fulfilling the responsibility of the opposition, we are committed to formulate such tough policies by strongly raising the voice of the youth from the streets to the Parliament and putting pressure on the government," he said.

Gandhi's remarks came after a vacation bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justices Vikram Nath and SVN Bhatti told the advocates appearing for the Centre and the NTA (National Testing Agency) that if there was "0.001 per cent negligence" on the part of anyone in the conduct of the NEET-UG 2024 examination, it should be thoroughly dealt with.

Rahul Gandhi's 'NEET' take on Modi, vows to be voice of students in Parliament
'Even if there is 0.001% negligence, it should be dealt with': SC in NEET-UG exam row

Observing that students have to labour hard while preparing for these examinations, the apex court said the litigation pertaining to the NEET-UG 2024 examination ought not be treated as adversarial.

The NTA conducts the all India pre-medical entrance test.

The bench was hearing two separate petitions raising grievances, including on grace marks given to the students in the examination held on May 5.

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