The issue of ‘rigging’ in NEET exam will be raised during Parliament session: Congress

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New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday again raised the demand for a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the alleged irregularities in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Graduate (NEET-UG), 2024, conducted for admission to medical courses, and said the issue will be raised vehemently during the Parliament session beginning June 24.

Party leader Gaurav Gogoi said that Congress wants a CBI inquiry in this case, but if the government is not ready for this then the investigation should be done under the supervision of the Supreme Court. The main opposition party is continuously making this demand in this case.

The Central government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the decision to grant grace marks to 1,563 NEET (graduation) candidates has been revoked and they will get the option to appear for the exam again on June 23.

Lawyers for the Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA) told the vacation bench of Justices Vikram Nath and Sandeep Mehta that students who were awarded grace marks would be given the option of re-appearing in the examination.

On the other hand, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday dismissed the allegations of question paper leak in NEET and said that there is no evidence of it. Congress MP Gogoi told reporters, “The government needs to introspect on its attitude towards the allegations of rigging in the NEET exam.

In the hearing in the Supreme Court, the government has stated that the score cards of 1563 students will be cancelled and they will be given the option to take the exam again on June 23. For those students who do not wish to take the exam again, the marks that remain after deducting their grace marks will be considered as the final marks.

The students who will take the exam again on June 23 will get their results on June 30 and then counselling will start from July 6.” He alleged that Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is running away from discussing the matter. Gogoi said, ”You are asking the same agency, NTA, under whose leadership this entire scam took place, to investigate the matter. In such a situation, how can an impartial investigation be expected?”

He said, “A nexus has been formed between the examination centre and coaching centre, which has shaken our middle-poor class today. How will NTA be able to investigate such a nexus like ‘pay money and get paper’? Some or the other official of NTA is involved in this. In such a situation, how will NTA conduct an impartial investigation?”

The Congress MP said, “Congress wants a CBI inquiry in this case. If the government is not ready for a CBI inquiry, then we demand an inquiry under the supervision of the Supreme Court.” Gogoi claimed, “We have heard different recordings of how lakhs of rupees are being demanded.

Children are getting the same marks in the same centre. The government’s attitude on this matter has been weak and it is running away from this issue. But it is the duty of the opposition to raise the issues of the country and we will raise the voice of our 24 lakh students loudly inside the House.

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