During the protest in Hyderabad
During the protest in Hyderabad (Pic: Official X handle of Balmoor Venkat)

Won't let Minister Kishan Reddy move freely in Telangana if NEET issue not resolved, threaten student unions

Rallies and protests are on across India, with students and stakeholders demanding the reconduction of NEET UG

A protest was called for outside the residence of G Kishan Reddy, Minister for Coal and Mines, Government of India, in Hyderabad today, June 22. The protest was led by National Students' Union of India (NSUI) and Left-backed student unions. 

The protests were called owing to all the irregularities around the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test - Undergraduate (NEET-UG) and the controversies revolving around other exams as well, stated a report by PTI

Slogans were raised against the union minister and the police, promptly proceeded to remove them from the spot. 

Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLC) from Telangana Congress, Balmoor Venkat, demanded reconduction of NEET-UG and an inquiry into the exam by a sitting judge.

If the NEET row is not resolved, the student unions "would not allow Kishan Reddy and MoS (Minister of State) (Home) Minister Bandi Sanjay to move freely in Telangana", Balmoor declared during the protests. 

Also, Congress Spokesperson Chanagani Dayakar held a protest outside Osmania University in Hyderabad and he demanded the cancellation of NEET UG. 

It may be recalled that on June 18, NSUI and other student unions held rallies in Hyderabad against the irregularities that were found in the NEET UG exam.