NEET controversy: AAP demands sacking of education minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Earlier in the day, AAP carried out a nationwide protest over the NEET fiasco. Sandeep Pathak demanded the resignation of the Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

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AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sandeep Pathak on NEET irregularities. (Image: X/@sushiltomaraap)AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sandeep Pathak on NEET irregularities. (Image: X/@sushiltomaraap)

Press Trust of India | June 19, 2024 | 05:40 PM IST

NEW DELHI: AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sandeep Pathak on Wednesday accused the BJP of institutionalising paper leaks and demanded the resignation of the Union education minister over irregularities in the NEET. Addressing a press conference, Pathak said corruption in education was no less than committing treachery with the country.

"A huge corruption has come to the fore in NEET exam in the last few days. The NEET exam is very important for the country. All the admissions in medical colleges happen through NEET. "There are around 1 lakh seats and 24 lakh students appear for these exams. Students start preparing for these exams well in advance and even their families are involved in preparations. Corruption in education is no less than treason with the country," he said.

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Pathak said the AAP does not want to make it a "political issue" but Prime Minister Narendra Modi must give his response on the matter.

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"BJP has institutionalised paper leaks in the country. The genesis of entire problem is Gujarat and since 2015 till now, there has not been a single exam conducted there whose paper was not leaked. We do not want to make it a political issue.

"PM should answer over the issue. He should suspend the education minister or the concerned minister should himself resign," Pathak said. Earlier in the day, AAP carried out a nationwide protest over the NEET fiasco.

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