Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday said that he has raised issued, insisting on the exclusion of NEET test at the Niti Aayog meeting held in Delhi headed by PM Modi on Sunday. Notably, Tamil Nadu has been resisting the National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test (NEET) for MBBS and BDS courses, with the state Assembly having adopted two bills in this regard. However, the bills are awaiting Presidential assent.
“We stressed for the exemption of NEET for Tamil Nadu at the NITI Aayog meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi…Also, it has been insisted that the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) should be constituted immediately,” said the reports. Palaniswami had also written to the Prime Minister on Saturday, seeking Presidential assent to the two bills.
Palaniswami also said that he asked for the Centre’s attention in helping the release of 133 boats of Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan custody. He also met the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar on Sunday ensuring that their demands have been taken up to the Prime Minister.
Interestingly, on Sunday the protesting farmers from Tamil Nadu also suspended their protest till May 25 after 41 days of agitation.