Listen to concerns of NEET-JEE aspirants: Rahul Gandhi appeals to Centre

Listen to concerns of NEET-JEE aspirants: Rahul Gandhi appeals to Centre

Rahul Gandhi, Lok Sabha MP from Kerala's Wayanad and former Congress president took to Twitter on Wednesday to urge the government of India to listen to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) aspirants. In a tweet, Gandhi said, "NEET-JEE aspirants are worried about their health & future. They have genuine concerns of: fear of Covid19 infection; transport & lodging during a pandemic; flood-mayhem in Assam & Bihar." "GOI must listen to all stakeholders & find an acceptable solution," the tweet went on to say.

Rahul Gandhi's appeal to the Government of India comes on the same days as chief ministers of as many as seven non-BJP-ruled states announced their decision to move a petition before the Supreme Court challenging the Centre's decision to hold NEET-JEE examinations despite the pandemic.

The chief ministers held a meeting chaired by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. Among the attendees were Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, and Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy. Earlier on Thursday, a source in the Ministry of Education told India Today that there the central government is not considering the postponement of either NEET or JEE. In fact, the source added that students do want to appear for the exams.