Chennai, June 30(BPNS)
AIADMK coordinator and leader of opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly, Edappadi K Palaniswami had said that the ruling DMK had made false promises to the electorate stating that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) would be canceled knowing fully well that the AIADMK government had to conduct the examinations on the basis of the Supreme court order.
He was speaking to reporters at the party headquarters here on Wednesday.
Edappadi K Palaniswami said that the DMK government after coming to power has now constituted a committee to eyewash the gullible public and that this was just a drama that the ruling party was playing without any real intention of scrapping the examination.
The former Chief Minister said that his government was forced to conduct the NEET examination owing to the Supreme Court order. He said that despite knowing fully well that the exam was conducted on the basis of the apex courts order, the then opposition leader M.K. Stalin and the DMK campaigned across the state that they would abolish the exam once they come to power and questioned why the party was not doing it right now.
The senior AIADMK leader said that the Madras High court had now raised several questions to the present government as to whether any permission was obtained from the Supreme Court before constituting a committee headed by Justice A.K. Rajan to study the impact of NEET on medical admissions.
He called upon the government to clarify whether the NEET would be held or not as the parents and students are confused over the same.
The former Chief Minister also dismissed the claims of the Tamil Nadu Medical and Family Welfare Minister Ma Subramanian’s claim that 7.5% horizontal reservation to students of government schools were given for NEET admissions on the basis of recommendations from the then opposition leader M.K. Stalin. Edappadi said that the then government had sanctioned 7.5% reservation for government students knowing fully well the difficulties faced by these students and had enacted a law without receiving any recommendations or requests from anyone including even students or parents.