The demand for postponement of Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Principal will probably be in focus, when West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee celebrates the inspiration day of the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP), the scholars’ wing of her get together, on Friday.
JEE-Principal and NEET for undergraduate engineering and medical course aspirants, respectively, will probably be held between September 1 and 6 and on September 13, respectively.
CM Banerjee has mentioned that thousands and thousands of scholars and fogeys accompanying them to examination centres could be uncovered to the danger of getting contaminated by SARS-CoV-2, which causes coronavirus illness (Covid-19).
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders mentioned that Banerjee would tackle a digital rally on Friday afternoon and it’s anticipated to be the get together’s second huge occasion through the Covid-19 pandemic after the annual Martyrs’ Day programme on July 21.
Friday’s digital rally will probably be broadcast dwell on social media.
Additionally Learn: JEE and NEET: 5 issues you’ll want to know in the present day
Whereas collectively convening a digital assembly of CMs from non-Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP)-ruled states together with Congress’s interim president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, Banerjee proposed that these states ought to transfer the Supreme Court docket (SC).
“Didi (Banerjee) is pleased with the response from the opposite CMs. On the assembly she mentioned that Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (who didn’t attend the assembly) would possibly be part of his counterparts. On Thursday, Patnaik, who heads the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), known as up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to not maintain the examinations in September,” mentioned a senior TMC chief, who didn’t need to be quoted. “That is Didi’s success,” he added.
The BJP reacted sharply on Thursday.
“WB CM Mamata Banerjee, after pleading incapacity to facilitate JEE/NEET exams, has now ordered a state-wide lockdown on September 11 and 12, to create difficulties for NEET examinees to achieve the examination venue on September 13. So as to obtain her political objectives, is she treading a harmful path?” Amit Malviya, the top of the BJP’s nationwide data expertise (IT) cell, tweeted.
Yearly, TMC celebrates August 28 with a rally held close to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi within the Maidan in central Kolkata.
A small rally will probably be held on Friday morning due to the pandemic, when TMCP members will demand postponement of NEET and JEE.
Different opposition events in Bengal have additionally taken a stand, as the problem is predicted to affect younger and first-time voters within the meeting polls slated to be held subsequent yr.
The Bengal unit of the Congress and the Communist Get together of India (Marxist), or the CPI (M), have demanded the postponement of the examinations.
On Thursday, chief of the opposition within the West Bengal meeting and veteran Congress chief Abdul Mannan and CPI (M) lawmaker Sujan Chakraborty collectively wrote letter to Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union schooling minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, searching for postponement of NEET and JEE-Principal examinations.
Chhatra Parishad, the scholars’ wing of the Congress, may also rejoice its 67th basis day via protests on Friday.