Chennai, June 6: After two students committed suicide over their low score in the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exams, DMK chief MK Stalin reiterated his demand to the Centre for an exemption for Tamil Nadu students from the annual medical entrance test. On Wednesday, Stalin had expressed shock on the central government not paying heed to the exemption demand. Stalin attacked the Centre and said the BJP-led government at the Centre is spoiling the dreams of Tamil Nadu students. He quoted figures from the recently released NEET results saying almost 75,000 students have failed in the exam. NEET UG Result 2019 All India Merit List.
The two students who ended their lives hail from Tirupur and Thanjavur districts. A statement by the DMK said, a 17-year teenager from Tirupur committed suicide by hanging herself at her house as she was upset on not being able to qualify though she managed to score 490 out of 500 in 12th board examination. The statement added, another student Vaishya committed suicide by self-immolation in Thanjavur district. "The central government is spoiling the dreams of Tamil Nadu students which is unacceptable," read the statement by DMK.
The NEET exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in medical and dental colleges. On Wednesday, the NTA had announced the results and scorecard of NEET 2019. This year, Nalin Khandelwal of Rajasthan bagged 701 out of 720 marks to emerge as the all- India topper.