Chandigarh, 26 August Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday asked the State Advocate General to coordinate with his counterparts from other states ruled by opposition parties to file a collective review petition in the Supreme Court to defer the examinations of NEET-JEE.
Amarinder Singh gave this direction to Advocate General Atul Nanda after a meeting of Congress President Sonia Gandhi through video conference with Chief Ministers of seven states ruled by the opposition. Sonia held the meeting to discuss the main issues including delay in issuance of GST compensation, agricultural ordinances and new education policy.
In response to a suggestion about this, Singh said, “There was no time to ask for an appointment with the Prime Minister to discuss the issue.”
He said, “To postpone these exams, let us all go to the Supreme Court, due to which the lives of millions of students are in danger.”
According to a government release, he suggested that other professional examinations like JEE-NEET (Joint Entrance Examination and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and Medical and Law can be conducted online and there is no need to endanger the lives of students.
He said that the states are not asking for any moon and stars but are demanding their dues. The Chief Minister suggested that a delegation of Chief Ministers of all opposition-ruled states should meet the Prime Minister to create pressure for GST (Goods and Services Tax) compensation and financial support to combat the corona virus.
He asked, “We have given them all the tax related powers through GST and now they say they cannot pay.” So how do we run our state again? ”
The Chief Minister said that his government will soon set up a committee which will assess the effects of the new education policy on the state’s education system.
He said, “Every state has its own system and the Government of India failed to take cognizance of them before releasing the policy.”
He said that 23 ministers and MLAs have been hit by the Corona virus so far, two days before the Punjab Assembly session begins.
Amarinder Singh said that when this is the situation of ministers and MLAs, then it can be guessed what the ground situation will be. He said, “The situation is not such that students are called for examination”.
The number of cases of corona virus infection in Punjab is 44,577 and so far 1,178 patients have died due to this epidemic.
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