Assembly poll in Tamil Nadu soon, MK Stalin predicts

Stalin alleged that the Tamil Nadu government did not forward a resolution passed in the Assembly opposing NEET.

Chennai: Accusing the AIADMK government of “surrendering itself” before the BJP-led Centre for the sake of continuing in power for full five-year term, Opposition Leader M.K. Stalin on Sunday predicted that Assembly elections would be held after the July 17 Presidential elections.

Speaking to reporters at various locations in Tiruvallur district where he oversaw the desilting work in ponds taken up by DMK workers, Stalin alleged that the Tamil Nadu government did not forward a resolution passed in the Assembly opposing NEET, as a result of which the current admission process to medical courses will be based only on the score in the entrance exam.

The Leader of Opposition also attacked Speaker P.Dhanapal for not allowing the DMK to raise issues of importance for the people and sought to know why the content of the letter Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao wrote to him was not made public in the State Assembly.

“Without even the BJP asking for their support, all three factions of the AIADMK surrendered themselves before the Centre and pledged their support for the ruling party's Presidential candidate. Why such behaviour? The government has also surrendered itself just for the sake of continuing in power. The Chief Minister is busy staying in power and he does not have time to think about the people,” Mr Stalin said.

“Why did not the AIADMK demand that it would support the BJP in Presidential elections only if the Centre exempts Tamil Nadu from NEET? Instead of pressuring the Centre, the AIADMK has completely surrendered before it. This government has failed on all accounts. It is interested only in power,” he said.

While alleging that the government did not even forward copy of the resolution passed in the Assembly against imposition of NEET, Stalin also termed the new system of allotting only 85 of seats for state board students as “injustice” to students from the rural background.

He also said the State government should immediately pressurise the Union Government to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET and conduct medical counselling based on plus-2 marks.

“I am sure elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly would take place after the Presidential elections,” Stalin said, in response to a specific political question.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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