Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin (File Photo)
- "We have started a legal struggle to ensure NEET exemption.
- Exemption from NEET is our objective and it will be with the support of the public.
- The anti-NEET signature campaign has become a 'mass movement'
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday said neet was imposed on Tamil Nadu, "destroying" its medical infrastructure. Stalin said the state would exempt itself from it with the support of the people. Stalin addressed the fourth state convention of the Doctors Association for Equality (DASE) virtually.
In his address, he recalled the suicides of several medical aspirants in the state allegedly over the National Eligibility--Entrance Test (NEET). Stalin alleged that NEET was "imposed" to "destroy" the medical infrastructure in Tamil Nadu.
"We have started a legal struggle to ensure NEET exemption. Some people may say with arrogance, even those in some (government) posts may say that exemption from NEET is not possible. (But) exemption from NEET is our objective and it will be with the support of the people," he said.
Stalin is also the president of the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party in Tamil Nadu. He said the anti-NEET signature campaign launched by the dmk's youth wing, student wing and medical wing has become a "mass movement".
The Tamil Nadu government has passed assembly resolutions more than once seeking NEET exemption for the state, arguing that the central eligibility test is against social justice.