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CET to affect poor, rural students, says Dharam

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Gulbarga, May 10 (UNI) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly today expressed unhapiness over the holding of Common Entrance Test (CET) for admissions into professional colleges as it would affect students in rural areas.

Talking to reporters here, he said poor students as well as students from rural areas could not affort to attend private coaching classes conducted for facing the CET.

Condemning the state government's attitude towards the illegal mining issue, Mr Singh alleged that the government was trying to use it as a weapon against the Congress leaders. ''We are only opposed to the government intimidating the opposition leaders in the name of tackling illegal mining and not against punishing those engaged in the offence.'' He also announced that he would be bringing out a book on his experiences as a Chief Minister and leading a coalition government for 20 months.

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