Various opposition events, together with the Congress, have demanded that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) be deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic and floods in components of the nation, even because the Union authorities has made it clear that they are going to be held as per schedule with due precautions.
Six ministers of opposition-ruled states on Friday additionally moved the Supreme Court in search of overview of its order allowing the Centre to conduct NEET and JEE this 12 months amid the persisting pandemic.
As a part of the Congress’ day-long marketing campaign of holding protests and voicing opposition on social media to holding of the doorway examinations, Gandhi tweeted and likewise put out a video in help of scholars.
“NEET-JEE aspirants’ safety should not be compromised due to the failures of the government. Government must listen to all stakeholders and arrive at a consensus,” he tweeted with the hashtag ‘Speak Up For Student Safety’.
With the tweet, Gandhi additionally tagged a video of him urging the federal government to pay attention to college students and take a decision solely after reaching a consensus.
“You are the students and you are going to take this country to new heights. Everybody understands what has happened over the last three or four months,” the previous Congress chief mentioned within the video.
“Everybody understands the mishandling of COVID-19, the devastation that has been caused, the economic destruction, the pain that this country has had to bear. Now what I don’t understand is why you should be held responsible and why further pain should be imposed on you,” Gandhi mentioned, addressing college students.
Alleging that the federal government has been incompetent, he requested why the Centre ought to pressure something on college students.
“It is important that the government listens to the students, they are wise, they have the interest of this country at heart and any decision that is made with regard to these exams is made after a conversation and after a consensus has been developed and this is my message to the government,” he mentioned.
Gandhi urged the federal government to have a dialog with college students and resolve this difficulty peacefully.
Earlier within the day, the Congress chief tweeted, “Unite your voice with lakhs of suffering students. #SpeakUpFor StudentSafety…Let’s make the government listen to the students”.
“Raise your voice with lakhs of worried students…Let us demand from the government to listen to the students,” he tweeted, tagging a video which emphasised the social gathering’s stand on the problem that the federal government should take into consideration the issues being confronted by the scholars.
Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra mentioned the federal government can not ignore the voices of scholars showing for JEE, NEET and people of their involved mother and father.
“They are the future of our country.With the rising scale of the pandemic, is it fair to expose them to infection in this manner? Are they not our children too?” she requested.
The Congress additionally posted movies of a number of senior social gathering leaders voicing their opposition towards holding of the exams.
Congress normal secretary organisation, Okay C Venugopal, had mentioned on Wednesday that numerous state items of the Congress will probably be holding protests on Friday in entrance of central authorities workplaces at state and district headquarters.
While the NEET is slated to be held on September 13, engineering entrance examination JEE-Main is scheduled between September 1-6.