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IMA seeks PM's help in NRI medical students' case

The admission of 69 NRI students has been cancelled after a Supreme Court order.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2005 01:55 PM IST

A delegation of West Bengal leaders and medical associations met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today and sought his intervention in the matter pertaining to the admission of 69 non-resident India (NRI) medical students.

The admission of the students has been cancelled by a Supreme Court order.

The delegation, lead by Trinamool Congress Chief Mamta Banerjee and Indian Medical Association's National President Sudipto Roy, alleged that the West Bengal government had done nothing to help the NRI students come out of the crisis.

"They (the students) are continuing a peaceful agitation and relay hunger-strike and some of them have fallen ill," Roy said.

"The students have been thrown out of Govt medical colleges in the middle of a session," said Roy, urging the Prime Minister to save their academic career.

The Trinamool Congress chief also handed over a cheque for Rs 3.25 lakh as her party's contribution to PM's relief fund for tsunami victims.

She said also handed over a cheque for Rs one lakh, a part of sale proceeds from the auction of her paintings.

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