Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wished students appearing for the medical entrance exam NEET on Sunday, while expressing his sympathies with those who could not take it because of the COVID-19 pandemic and floods.
He also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he wished the PM used to be concerned approximately the JEE-NEET aspirants.
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“My best wishes to the students appearing for NEET exam and my sympathies to people who couldn’t take it because of the Covid pandemic and floods.Wish Modi ji used to be as concerned approximately JEE-NEET aspirants and students as he’s approximately his crony capitalist friends,” he said on Twitter.
My best wishes to the students appearing for NEET exam and my sympathies to people who couldn’t take it because of the Covid pandemic and floods.
Wish Modi ji used to be as concerned approximately JEE-NEET aspirants & students as he’s approximately his crony capitalist friends.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 13, 2020
Gandhi and his Congress party have been demanding postponement of NEET and JEE exams, saying the situation isn’t conducive for holding these exams because of the pandemic. He has also said holding the exams at this sort of time is endangering their lives.
Over 15 lakh candidates are likely to seem in NEET on Sunday which will be conducted amid strict precautions in view of the COVID1-9 pandemic.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), which is conducting the exam, said to be able to take care of social distancing, it has increased the number of exam centres from originally-planned 2,546 to 3,843, while the number of candidates per room has been reduced from earlier 24 to 12.
The an important National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), which is a pen and paper based test unlike the engineering entrance exam JEE, has already been deferred twice in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exam used to be originally scheduled for May 3, but used to be pushed to July 26, and then to September 13.
A complete of 15.97 lakh candidates have registered for the exam.