Published: 21st August 2020
Conduct NEET, JEE and other entrances after Deepavali, Subramanian Swamy tells Modi, Pokhriyal
The BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP has written a letter to the Prime Minister asking him the same. The exams are scheduled to be held in September
After much student outcry against the conduct of JEE, NEET and other entrances during the pandemic, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to postpone these examinations until Diwali. Swamy also tweeted that he spoke to the Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank about the same.
"I write this urgent letter because of my authentic information from every part of India that required infrastructure of the country is not yet in place for students to take JEE/NEET and other competitive exams," reads the letter. "There is widespread desperation amongst the youth since this exam is make or break for them and they have to take it fully prepared," it adds. He also said that holding the exams may lead to a large number of suicides.
"I have just spoken to the Minister of Education suggesting that NEET and other exams be conducted after Deepavali. The SC order is not a bar since the Hon’ble Court has left the date to the government," tweeted Swamy. He added that Pokhriyal is holding an emergency meeting to discuss the same. "I was asked to intervene by you all (students) at a very late stage after SC had delivered its judgment," he said.