NEET in Gujarati: Cong wants ordinance for separate merit list of students
The Congress has demanded that the Gujarat government prepare a separate merit list for the Gujarati medium students by bringing an ordinance as soon as possibleeducation Updated: Aug 15, 2017 17:16 IST
Ahmedabad Expressing apprehension that the students who had appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Gujarati might be at a disadvantage compared to those attempting the all-India medical test in English during admissions, the Congress leaders on Monday called on Governor O P Kohli and sought his intervention.
The Congress delegation, led by the state party chief Bharatsinh Solanki, demanded the state government prepare a separate merit list for the Gujarati medium students by bringing an ordinance as soon as possible.
During the meeting with the governor in Gandhinagar, the Congress leaders said the party would support the ruling BJP if the state government brings an ordinance for a separate merit list for the Gujarat board students who attempted the NEET in the regional language.
The Congress told the governor that due to a “discrepancy”, the NEET question papers in Gujarati were more difficult than those in English, the party said in a release.
According to Congress, as many as 47,583 students of the Gujarat board, who had given the test in Gujarati, would be “subjected to injustice in the admission”.
At present, the first round of the admission process as per the NEET merit list has been completed.
Congress alleged that the Centre and state government had failed to initiate any measures “to save these students from facing injustice in admission” despite knowing that the question papers in Gujarati were more difficult than those in English.
Meanwhile, the Congress has threatened to intensify protests if the government fails to come up with a solution to the issue at the earliest.
The opposition party announced that it will participate in the protest march to be held in Ahmedabad on August 17.
Congress leaders would take out rallies in all the districts of Gujarat on August 18 if the issue is not resolved, according to the release.
First Published: Aug 15, 2017 16:21 IST