New Delhi: On the pretext of NEET and JEE exams, opposition unity is once again seen to be mobilized. Chief Ministers of 7 non-BJP ruled states have decided that they will move the Supreme Court against the proposed NEET and JEE examination in September. Chief Ministers of these seven states have said that they will challenge the Centre’s decision to conduct NEET and JEE examinations in the Supreme Court during the Corona period.
NEET exam is proposed on 13 September. While the JEE exam is going to be held from 1 to 6 September.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of chief ministers of 7 non-BJP ruled states on Wednesday for the NEET and JEE examinations. The meeting was attended by Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Singh Baghel, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh, Puducherry CM Narayanasamy, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. All these states are demanding to postpone the examination of NEET and JEE in the Corona era.
In the meeting with Sonia, the issue was discussed whether to go to the Prime Minister first or go directly to the Supreme Court regarding NEET and JEE. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says that there is no sufficient time, so we should go directly to the Supreme Court.
On the other hand, the CM of Jharkhand Hemant Soren says that we should once meet the Prime Minister, to say our point.
During the meeting, Mamta Banerjee said that Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh should take the lead and if needed a representative of other parties will go with him and hand over the letter to the Prime Minister. Mamta Banerjee said that we should go to the Supreme Court because the future of children is a matter.
Earlier, CM of Odisha Naveen Pattnaik has also written a letter to the Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal for postponing the exams.