The National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) abolition campaign being held by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) the following week would help to further the anti-NEET movement in Tamil Nadu. The state’s governing party, the DMK, embarked on a hunger strike last month in an attempt to get rid of the medical admission test. NEET is opposed by the DMK, which maintains that it advantages urban students and those who have access to coaching institutions while being anti-social justice.
Media sources state that the DMK has now urged all groups to join the fight against NEET. Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Udhayanidhi Stalin asked former minister and AIADMK MLA RB Udhayakumar to participate in the campaign. As a result, there was a political rift between the DMK and AIADMK. In response, Udhayanidhi brought up the AIIMS project, which has been put on hold since 2019.
M. K. Stalin, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, noted that the DMK’s stance on NEET elimination is fair in a post made on ‘X’ shortly after the NEET PG cut-off was dropped to zero. The Union BJP Government has acknowledged that NEET offers ZERO benefits. They acknowledge the meaninglessness of “eligibility” in the National “Eligibility” Cum Entrance Test by lowering the NEET PG cut-off to “zero.” Just coaching centers and test fees are involved. No more qualifier is necessary,” Stalin said.
Stalin proceeded by repeating the DMK’s stance throughout, that NEET has nothing to do with merit. He continued by saying that NEET has become little more than a formality with no real qualifying criteria.
Udhaynidhi Stalin has also expressed criticism to the Union Health Ministry’s decision to decrease the NEET PG 2023 modified cut-off to zero. The announcement of @MoHFW_INDIA dropping the NEET PG qualifying percentile to zero demonstrates the genuine “standard” of the entrance exam, he said on the microblogging platform ‘X’, previously known as Twitter.
The Tamil Nadu Anti-NEET bill was approved twice by the legislature but did not get any more support. Tamil Nadu’s Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports, Udhayanidhi Stalin, claims that the DMK is holding a number of demonstrations to put a stop to NEET, which has taken 21 lives in the last seven years.