Many politicians running medical colleges of their own: Arvind Kejriwal

, 11:38 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting that the demands for overturning the SC order on NEET had got to do with many politicians running medical colleges of their own.

Kejriwal’s missive to the PM came minutes before the Centre gave its nod for promulgation of an ordinance to keep state boards out of the ambit of NEET this year under mounting pressure from various state governments.

We all know the amount of corruption involved in admission to private medical colleges. It’s all about money. Meritorious students are sidelined and those with money are given admission,” Kejriwal wrote.

The AAP chief, a bitter critic of Modi, claimed that Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain was the sole voice of support for the common entrance exam in a meeting of state Health ministers called by Union Health Minister J P Nadda.

“It’s said that ministers and MPs of many parties run medical colleges of their own. There are a few good institutions among them but most are den of illegalities. This is why leaders don’t want that NEET is implemented… I urge you to not bring any such ordinance as it will send a message that the Centre is siding with black money holders,” Kejriwal said.