Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday that the NEET entrance test for prospective medical students should not be scrapped.
He said in Chennai that the BJP would “convince” the AIADMK, its main regional ally in Tamil Nadu, where the test is controversial and has caused two students to kill themselves.
Tamil Nadu will vote in the ongoing general election on April 18, and in 22 crucial bypolls to be held on that day and on May 19.
The main opposition party, the DMK, has promised to scrap NEET. So has the Congress, which has partnered with the DMK to take on the NDA in Tamil Nadu.
Piyush Goyal said his party had accepted the Tamil people’s demand that NEET should be conducted in the regional language, and was implementing it.
He accused Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, of wanting to re-introduce an old system where college management takes large capitation fees.
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