Guv Sent Anti-NEET Bill To Centre As Per Constitution, Will Be Rejected By Prez: TN BJP Chief


New Delhi: Three months after the Tamil Nadu government re-enacted a bill seeking the state students to be exempted from National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET), Governor RN Ravi forwarded the legislation to the Union Home Ministry to be sent to the President of India for approval. However, the state BJP chief, K Annamalai said that the governor has forwarded it to the Centre as he is bound to do so as per the Constitution. The bill will be rejected by the President.

According to a report by news agency ANI, Annamalai said, “Governor has sent the anti-NEET bill to Union Home Ministry because he has been abided by the Constitution to do so. The bill will be rejected by the President.”

It is to be noted that Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday told the state Assembly that he has been informed by the Governor’s secretary that the anti-NEET bill has been sent to the Union Home Ministry to enable Presidential approval for the same.

“As part of our struggle for NEET exemption, in the next step, we should jointly take all efforts to insist the Centre for Presidential assent for the bill,” news agency PTI quoted Stalin as saying.

The Tamil Nadu Assembly had in February adopted the anti-NEET bill for the second time after the Governor had returned the one resolved last year.

TN BJP Welcomes Stalin’s Decision To Help Sri Lankans

Chief Minister Stalin on Wednesday appealed to the people of the state to contribute to the humanitarian relief material that is to be sent to the crisis-hit island nation.

The Tamil Nadu BJP has hailed the decision.

According to news agency ANI, state BJP chief K Annamalai said, “Tamil Nadu BJP welcomes CM MK Stalin’s decision to help Sri Lankan Tamils (amid #SriLankaEconomicCrisis). We will also do the needful.”

Notably, Sri Lanka has been battling the worst ever economic crisis since its independence in 1948. Warning of an imminent cash crunch, the country’s finance minister has said that Sri Lanka would have to face the economic hardship for at least two more years.

Prolonged power outages, shortage of food, fuel and pharmaceuticals have brought suffering on the people leading to major protests demanding the government to resign over its mismanagement of the crisis.

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