DMK’s Stalin vows NEET exemption, Stages hunger strike


DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday assured all efforts to ensure NEET exemption for the state, as his son and cabinet minister Udhayanidhi led the party’s state-wide hunger strike demanding the abolition of the test.
The DMK will not stop till Tamil Nadu gets exemption from the central qualifying test, Stalin said, while the opposition BJP slammed the ruling party in the state for “politicising” NEET. The CM’s remarks at a wedding coincided with his party’s agitation seeking to do away with the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET).
Stalin also took a swipe at Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi, who recently said that he would never sign in favour of the state’s anti-NEET bill. The CM said now that the matter is with the President, the Governor’s job is only that of a “postman” who has to pass on to Rashtrapati Bhavan matters taken up by the state Assembly.
The ruling party’s hunger strike was held throughout the state except in Madurai where the AIADMK is holding a massive state conference today. In the temple city, the NEET strike will be held on August 23.