Tamil Nadu Governor refers anti-NEET bill to Centre for Presidential assent: MK Stalin

MK Stalin told the Tamil Nadu Assembly that he has been informed that the bill has been sent to the union home ministry to enable Presidential assent.

Tamil Nadu Governor refers anti-NEET bill to Centre for Presidential assent: MK Stalin Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi (image source: Official Twitter)
Press Trust of India | May 4, 2022 - 2:44 p.m. IST
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CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Assembly bill seeking an exemption to the state from the ambit of the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) has been sent to the Centre for Presidential assent by Governor RN Ravi, chief minister MK Stalin said on Wednesday.

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Stalin told the state Assembly that he has been informed by the Governor's secretary that the bill has been sent to the union home ministry to enable Presidential assent for the same. "As part of our struggle for NEET exemption, in the next step, we should jointly take all efforts to insist the Centre for Presidential assent for the bill," he said.

The Assembly had in February adopted the ruling DMK-piloted anti-NEET bill for the second time after the Governor had returned the one resolved last year.

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The Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Medical Degree Courses Bill was passed on September 13, 2021. The bill was returned by the Governor on February 1 for reconsideration. But the anti-NEET bill was adopted again by the Tamil Nadu Assembly and was sent to the Raj Bhavan.

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