New Delhi, ANI- Sonia GandhiMeeting With CMs:Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi held a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states. And also Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Maharashtra, Jharkhand. In the meeting, a consensus was reached against the decision of conducting the NEET-JEE MAIN examination on the Supreme Court of seven states. It has agreed in the meeting that the decision of the Center to conduct NEET-JEE MAIN examination will be challenged in the Supreme Court. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee raised the issue of NEET-JEE in the meeting. she said that if the Central Government feels that it will not appeal to the Supreme Court to postpone the examination of NEET and JEE. Then we (state governments) can jointly appeal to the Supreme Court.
Sonia Gandhi Meeting With CMs: Seven Chief Ministers can go to Supreme court against NEET and JEE main examination
The exams are in September. Why should the lives of students be put at risk. We have written a letter to the Prime Minister. But there was no response. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh supported her . At the same time, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that I think we should go to the Prime Minister or the President before knocking the door of the Supreme Court.
Earlier in the meeting, Sonia Gandhi also expressed concern over the National Education Policy (NEP 2020). She said that we should be really worry about the announcements related to the National Education Policy. Because it is a really big shock. Problems related to students and examinations are also showing very careless attitude. she termed the inability of the central government to give GST compensation as a betrayal of the states. She said that in the meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance on August 11, the Finance Secretary had said that the Central Government is not in a position to pay 14% GST compensation this year. This denial is nothing but betrayal towards the Modi government.
What will we do if conditions like America happen – Uddhav Thackeray
Explain that this meeting has called on many other issues including GST compensation NEET-JEE examinations. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also attended the virtual meeting. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that a report had revealed that around 97,000 children were infected with Corona when they opened schools in the US. What will we do if such a situation comes here? At the same time, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that the situation is getting worse due to Corona. We have spent around 500 crores. We are in a situation where the financial condition of our states is completely bad. The Center has not given GST compensation. I agree with Mamta ji that we should collectively talk to the PM.
Supreme Court dismisses plea to postpone examinations
The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the JEE to be conduct between September 1 and September 6. And NEET examinations on September 13. After the Supreme Court rejected the plea to postpone the examinations. Many chief ministers have been opposing the Centre’s decision to conduct the exam. Earlier in the day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the central government to consider filing a review petition in the Supreme Court regarding the dates of NEET and JEE examinations.
Students and political parties are opposing the examinations
Explain that students and political parties are opposing the examinations in view of the corona infection. After Maharashtra, Odisha and Delhi, West Bengal has demanded cancellation of the examinations. On Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to PM Modi demanding that the examinations postponement . Along with this, the Supreme Court also suggested to file a review petition. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had also demanded to cancel the examinations citing the safety of students. However, the NTA has made firm preparations for the examination following the order of the Supreme Court. A guideline has also issued regarding this. In which masks and gloves have made compulsory for students. The center has also asked to sanitize before and after the examination.