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Maharashtra CM Fadnavis Meets Narendra Modi on NEET issue

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Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi over the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) issue, amid concerns raised by parents and students.

“I met Modi ji and conveyed him the issues students are facing because of the NEET decision,” Mr Fadnavis said.

“I requested Modi ji for a solution and I am thankful to him for being extremely positive about the Central government taking a decision on it soon,” Mr Fadnavis tweeted, after meeting the Prime Minister.

The Supreme Court has ruled that starting this academic session, students would have to appear for NEET to seek admission to any medical or dental college in the country.

Last week, the apex court had turned down a batch of appeals by states seeking to conduct their own medical admission tests and ruled that “only NEET would enable students to get admission to MBBS or BDS studies”.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, who met Mr Fadnavis on the NEET issue in Mumbai on Monday, told reporters that he had called up PM Modi to convey the grievances of parents and students.

“I asked the PM as to who was running the country? Was it the Central government or the Supreme Court?” Raj Thackeray had told reporters.

“When there is a CET (Common Entrance Test) in the state, what is the need for NEET,” he said.

In Maharashtra, the MHT-CET was held on May 5 in which over four lakh aspirants appeared for admissions in medical and dental courses.

Mr Fadnavis also met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi today and requested for speedy decision on additional memorandum for drought-hit villages.
PTI

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