Bhubaneswar:15/10/21>Amid stiff opposition to NEET in Tamil Nadu, the ruling DMK’s deputy leader in Parliament Kanimozhi met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday, apparently to seek his support to stop the Centre’s alleged interference in admissions to medical colleges set up by state governments.
Ms Kanimozhi was in Odisha as part of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin’s outreach to chief ministers of non-BJP states on the issue.
Ms Kanimozhi handed over the letter to Mr Patnaik and explained to him the problems faced by students from rural areas and poor households in clearing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS courses, a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.
In his Letter, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister drew the attention of Mr Patnaik to the problems faced by students in clearing NEET (undergraduate) examination and also stressed the need to make the examinations inclusive, the statement said.
While a delegation of DMK MPs met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday, Ms Kanimozhi was sent to meet Mr Patnaik, who had earlier raised the issue with the Centre and stressed the importance of making national examinations inclusive, including those for admission to the IITs and those that are conducted by the UPSC.