Chennai: A bill was passed in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, after becoming law, the NEET exam will not be conducted in the state. To ensure social justice, admission will be given based on 12th marks in medical colleges. Also, according to the bill, the benefit of 7.5% horizontal reservation will be given to the students of government schools. Chief Minister MK Stalin introduced the bill which was supported by Congress, AIADMK, PMK and other parties.
As per the provisions of the bill, admission to graduate-level courses in medical colleges in Tamil Nadu will be made based on class 12th marks in medical, dental care, Indian medicine and homoeopathy. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a walkout from the house opposing this move of the government. Earlier, as soon as the proceedings of the House began, Leader of the Opposition K. Palaniswami raised the issue of Dhanush, a 19-year-old student who committed suicide in his home district of Salem on Sunday, and criticized the government. He said that the DMK had promised to ‘cancel’ NEET but it was not done and many students were not prepared for it. Some of the statements of Palaniswami were omitted from the record by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly M Appavu.
AIADMK and DMK face to face
The MLAs of the opposition party came wearing black badges. He walked out of the house under the leadership of Palaniswami. Dhanush, who lives in a village near Salem, committed suicide hours before appearing for the NEET exam on Sunday as he was afraid of failing the exam. After this incident, allegations have started between AIADMK and DMK. The state government alleges that the central government is responsible for this.
The decision was taken on the suggestion of the high-level committee
Chief Minister MK Stalin said that NEET was conducted for the first time in Tamil Nadu when Palaniswami was the Chief Minister and it was not done even when Jayalalithaa was the Chief Minister. He said the students who committed suicide in recent years were during Palaniswami’s chief ministership. Referring to the suggestions of the high-level committee in the bill, it has been said that the government has decided to do away with the requirement of NEET for admission to the medical courses of graduation level, admission in such courses will be given based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination.