NEET politics erupt after Tamil Nadu youth kills himself
After a 20-year-old committed himself by hanging hours before taking the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test, the state government faced strong criticism from the opposition for failing to obtain NEET exemption for Tamil Nadu. S Dhanush of Koolaiyur village in Salem district, according to police, took the extreme measure because he was "apprehensive about taking NEET," which was held on Sunday afternoon across the country.
While expressing his condolences for the young man's death, Chief Minister M K Stalin said, "Our legal war against NEET begins now." He promised that on Monday, the penultimate day of the budget session, a law will be passed in the state legislature to grant “permanent exemption” from NEET.
Stalin stated that he will write a letter to all state CMs requesting their support for the NEET exemption, which he described as a "national issue." He claimed that several pupils, such as Dhanush, committed suicide because they were afraid of the exam. Dhanush had been studying for NEET for the past two years, according to police. He had attempted the exam twice before and failed both times. Dhanush told his parents, according to preliminary investigations, that he would fail this exam as well.