Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has called for the postponement of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-UG-2021 examination. He also slammed the Centre for being “blind to student’s distress”. The Congress leader also urged the government to let the students “have a fair chance” in the exams.
In a tweet, he said that the government is blind to students’ distress. “GOI is blind to students’ distress. Postpone #NEET exam. Let them have a fair chance,” he has tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi’s remarks come a day after the Supreme Court refused to defer NEET-UG- 21 examinations scheduled for September 12.
On Monday SC heard a petition filed by a group of students appearing in compartment/ private/ patrachar exams conducted by CBSE. The top court refused while allowing the students to move a representation to the National Testing Agency, the authority that conducts the exam, in this regard. The Court directed NTA to decide on the representation expeditiously.
The students pointed out that NTA had postponed JEE session 4 and a similar direction could be given with regard to NEET. The bench said, “If they are willing to do it, we won’t come in their way but do not use our platform to push them.” The Court noted that nearly 16 lakh students have burnt the midnight oil and any interference by this Court will cause “pain and strain” to lakhs of students.