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Stalin led meet resolves to send anti-NEET Bill again to TN Governor

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Chennai, Feb 05: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin chaired an all-party meeting after Governor RN Ravi returned the bill seeking exemption to the state from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). In the meeting, it was unanimously resolved to send again a Bill seeking exemption for the state from the NEET's purview to Governor R N Ravi to get Presidential assent.

Stalin chairs all-party meet on NEET; BJP skips

The meeting passed a resolution to convene a special sitting of the Assembly and get the Bill adopted again and send it to the Governor to forward it to the central government to get Presidential assent.

The main opposition AIADMK, though did not take part in the meeting declared its support to all legal initiatives aimed at getting the test scrapped in Tamil Nadu. The BJP did not take part in the meeting.

While thanking the Chief Minister for the invite, the BJP president said his party is willing to extend its full cooperation to all endeavours aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of the people but never to issues that deceived the people.

"Tomorrow's meeting is an eyewash. The BJP has decided not to attend it," Annamalai said while pointing out that several educationists including former vice chancellors had favoured NEET.

Returning the bill to the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker on February 1, for its reconsideration, the Governor cited a 2020 case and said that the Supreme Court had comprehensively examined the issue from social justice perspective and upheld NEET as it prevents economic exploitation of poor students and is in furtherance of social justice.

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