Chief Minister MK Stalin said the bill would ensure social justice, unity and equal opportunity and help students, even those at the bottom of society, to overcome discrimination and reach the mainstream. He also said that the standard of education should not be determined by competitive examinations. Expressing his condolences to Dhanush, a student who committed suicide following the NEET exam on Sunday, Stalin said students should not give up hope.
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AIADMK leader Edappadi Palanisamy alleged that the DMK had set up a commission to study NEET after coming to power and announced in the Assembly that action would be taken to repeal NEET, which had given undue hope to students like Dhanush, which had led to such a tragedy.
Introducing the bill, Stalin announced that the state’s struggle against NEET was beginning here. At the same time, Stalin accused the central government of insisting on not recognizing the hardships students face due to the NEET exam. This is the first time in the country that a state has passed a bill against NEET.