Fadnavis to meet PM on NEET issue
Mumbai, May 16: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) issue, amid concerns raised by parents and students.
"I have assured parents that I will meet PM Modi on NEET issue. We are trying our best to resolve the issue," he said. "I will meet the PM to raise concerns of NEET students and will demand solution from the Central government," he told reporters here.
The Supreme Court has ruled that starting this academic session, students would have to appear for NEET to seek admission to any medical or dental college in the country.
Last week, the apex court had turned down a batch of appeals by states seeking to conduct their own medical admission tests and ruled that "only NEET would enable students to get admission to MBBS or BDS studies".
MNS chief Raj Thackeray, who met Fadnavis on the NEET issue here today, told reporters that he had called up the Prime Minister yesterday to convey the grievances of parents and students.
"I asked the PM as to who was running the country? Was it the Central government or the Supreme Court?" Raj told reporters. "When there is a CET (Common Entrance Test) in the state, what is the need for NEET," he said.
In Maharashtra, the MHT-CET was held on May 5 in which over four lakh aspirants appeared for admissions in medical and dental courses.