Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi have collectively convened a gathering of chief ministers of non-Bharatiya Janata Celebration dominated states on Wednesday afternoon to demand postponement of the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to be held in September.
The digital assembly will happen at 2.30 pm on Wednesday, a prime TMC chief near the Bengal chief minister instructed HT on Tuesday evening.
“Chief ministers of all non-BJP dominated states have been invited. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has knowledgeable that he won’t be able to attend as he has to take care of some pressing enterprise,” mentioned the TMC chief who’s concerned in arranging the assembly.
Those that will attend embody Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, mentioned the TMC chief.
In again to again appeals on Monday and Tuesday, Banerjee urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to postpone the examinations, saying college students could be uncovered to threat in the event that they journey through the Covid-19 pandemic.
“In our final video convention with Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji, I had been vocal towards the UGC tips mandating completion of terminal examinations in Universities/Schools by the top of September 2020, which had an enormous potential to place scholar lives in danger,” Banerjee tweeted on Monday.
“Now with the directive of @EduMinOfIndia to conduct NEET, JEE 2020 in Sep, I might once more enchantment to the Centre to evaluate the chance and postpone these examinations till the scenario is conducive once more. It’s our responsibility to make sure a protected atmosphere for all our college students,” she mentioned in a second tweet.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, chief of the Congress within the Lok Sabha, additionally wrote to the Prime Minster on Sunday urging him to postpone the examinations.