Rahul Gandhi prods Modi on JEE and NEET exams
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said students wanted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address their concerns over holding the JEE and NEET exams amid the pandemic in his monthly radio programme but he spoke about toys instead.
Modi said during the Mann ki Baat address that the country had the talent and ability to become a toy industry hub and called upon startups and entrepreneurs to “team up for toys”.
Using the hashtag “Mann_Ki_Nahi_Students_Ki_Baat”, Rahul tweeted: “JEE-NEET aspirants wanted the PM to do ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ but the PM did ‘Khilone Pe Charcha’.”
Rahul and the Congress have supported the demand to postpone the JEE Main engineering entrance exam and the medical entrance NEET, both scheduled in September, saying there was a risk to the health of students at a time Covid-19 cases were rising sharply across the country. Six state governments have moved the Supreme Court seeking a postponement.
However, appearing oblivious to the countrywide campaign by students, political parties and activists, Modi on Sunday spoke not about exams but toys.