New Delhi, April 2: The Congress on Tuesday promised to ban National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) if it is voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. In its manifesto, the Congress said that The NEET examination is discriminatory against students from certain States. The party further mentioned that the exam interferes with the State Government’s right to admit students domiciled in the State to medical colleges in that State.
The grand old party promised to take measures to dispense with the NEET examination and substitute it with a State-level examination of an equivalent standard, approved by the competent authority for admission to medical colleges in that State. Earlier, the DMK in its manifesto also promised to ban the NEET exam.
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The Congress president Rahul Gandhi today released the party manifesto. In the vision document, the Congress said 'we will deliver'. The occasion was termed as 'India's New Tryst With Destiny' by the Congress, a clear reference to India's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's famous speech after the country achieved independence in on August 15, 1947.
Addressing a large contingent of Congress leaders and workers, Rahul Gandhi said the manifesto focuses on NYAY scheme. Attacking the Prime Minister, Gandhi said: "Narendra Modi promised Rs 15 lakh, but it was a lie. We have come with NYAY scheme and will credit Rs 72,000 each year in accounts of poor."
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit out at the Congress party and its president Rahul Gandhi over promises made by them in the manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Union Minister and senior BJP leader, Arun Jaitley, said the Congress manifesto makes 'dangerous promises that will break the country'. "This manifesto has ideas which would divide India," Jaitley said at a press conference.