Tamil Nadu government introduces anti-NEET bill again

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin informed the state assembly on Wednesday that governor RN Ravi has once again sent a bill to Union Ministry for Presidential approval, seeking the exemption of the Setae’s student from NEET. The anti-NEET demands to withdraw NEET, students should be allowed to seek UG in medicine with only their XII marks.

This is the third time Tamil Nadu has enacted the bill. Previously, the Central Government rejected the bill in February.

Stalin has urged members of the other political parties to back the bill to create a pressure on the Centre so that the President is bound to approve the bill. He also mentioned that everyone knew how the State has been trying to withdraw NEET because “that is destroying the dreams of students to pursue medicine”.

BJP Chief of Tamil Nadu K Annamalai said regarding the matter, “Governor has sent the anti-NEET bill to Union Home Ministry in accordance with the Constitutional norms. The bill will be rejected by the President.”

The Tamil Nadu assembly adopted the bill for the second time in February after the Centre rejected it last year.

Tamil Nadu decided to introduce the anti-NEET bill after a 19-year-old student committed hours after appearing for NEET.

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