Maharashtra: Nana Patole asks CM Uddhav Thackeray to scrap NEET

In a letter, he asked Thackeray to scrap the NEET exam and admit students based on their state board marks.

Maharashtra: Nana Patole asks CM Uddhav Thackeray to scrap NEET

Nana Patole, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee chief on Tuesday, September 21 reportedly asked State Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to scrap NEET for Maharashtra.

Patole, in a letter, told Thackeray to admit students based on their state board marks. 

While addressing the media at the state Congress headquarters in Dadar, Nana Patole, few applicants used dummies and pointed out that NEET papers were leaked. The paper leaking accident took place in Nagur, Jaipur, and other places. He further said that 16 lakh students appeared for NEET and reported many irregularities.

While citing figures, he said that CBSE and other central examination students got higher marks than those from state boards. 

NEET exam was earlier scheduled on August 1 but was postponed to September 12.

A few months back, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the candidates appearing for the exam would be provided face masks, staggering time slots, sanitization, etc., and follow all COVID-19 guidelines.

In the meeting, Patole and Thackeray opposed Governor Koshiyar's suggestion to hold a two-day assembly session meeting to discuss women's safety. Patole said that a four-day assembly session of Parliament should be called since women's security is a national issue.

As per reports, while addressing Mahant Narendra Giri's death, he said that it was very serious and demanded the president's rule in Uttar Pradesh.

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