BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today reportedly wrote to PM Modi while requesting to postpone the competitive exams like the NEET and JEE.
In the letter, he said, “I write this urgent letter because of my authentic information from every part of India that required infrastructure of the country is not yet in place for students to take the NEET/JEE & other Competitive Exams. In the city of Bombay for example, there is no public transport and people have to come from in the adjacent areas, often 20kms to 30kms away.”
Swamy added, “Moreover, the Supreme Court judgment doesn’t bind the government at all, on whether to now or two weeks later or two months later, the examinations. It is a policy decision of the Government.”
He minced no words while saying that in his opinion, holding the exams will “lead to a large number of suicides of youth around the country.”
“Therefore, I request you to please inform the Ministry of Education that these exams can be conducted after the Deepavali. I have spoken to Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and he was sympathetic to my suggestion but naturally, since this would require your concurrence, hence I am writing this urgent letter to you”, he further said.
There has been a growing demand from students to postpone the NEET and JEE examinations.