NEET re-exam should be done, awarding grace marks bad practice, says CM

Bengaluru, Jun 15 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday that a re-examination for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) should be conducted.

“Students have been treated unfairly in NEET exams. Many have been assigned ranks, which is a great injustice to those who had worked hard,” he said.

Speaking to reporters in Mysuru, CM Siddaramaiah said, “Grace Marks should not be given to pass students. Granting grace marks is a bad practice that should be avoided. I have already made my statement in this regard.”

“I have demanded an investigation into this matter and also called for a re-examination. NEET and the National Testing Agency (NTA) have not conducted the exams properly, and students should not suffer injustice,” he added.

When asked about the eight cabinet portfolios allocated to South India by the BJP-led NDA to expand its base in South Karnataka, Siddaramaiah stated, "Regardless of their efforts, BJP will not gain support in South India due to the influence of RSS. BJP is the political face of RSS, but the southern part of India will not support BJP."

Regarding allegations of targeting political opponents using agencies like ED and CBI, CM Siddaramaiah commented, “In this context, people have not given them a majority. BJP has been using ED and CBI to target individuals since the beginning.”

Responding to questions about alleged vendetta politics by Congress, particularly in relation to warrants issued against former CM B.S. Yediyurappa, Siddaramaiah argued, “When cases are filed against us, isn't that also targeting? What do you call the cases filed against me, Deputy CM D.K. Shivakumar, and Rahul Gandhi? What about cancelling Rahul Gandhi's membership? Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was sent to jail - is this politics of love or hatred?”

“BJP is engaging in politics of hatred. We have not pursued vindictive politics at all. I emphasize we are not going to engage in vindictive politics. I have not been in politics recently,” he said.

Regarding the upcoming local body elections, CM Siddaramaiah asserted that the government will conduct the elections. When asked about the timing of the elections, he maintained, “They will be conducted when the government decides.”






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  • Shakuna, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 16 2024

    The Same CM's Congress Government has reduced pass mark for SSLC to 25 from 35 and gave grace marks to 1 lakhs students in April 2024 SS Board exams to increase state average pass percentage from 54% to 73%. What a Shame alva Mukhyamantrigale?

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  • pili, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 15 2024

    penalty for voting BJP. Some wise mind tell this Govt to stop free guarantees and reduce petrol diesel price.

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  • Prakashchandra Jain, Moodbidri

    Sat, Jun 15 2024

    A 9th Pass can't be sitting in judgement in any educational encouragements.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 15 2024

    When there is no degree, qualifications, or experience to contest for election and he can become minister, then what is wrong in 9th pass. This is happening in India only.

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  • Omar, Mysore

    Sat, Jun 15 2024

    Karntaka's CET has been running for so many years with 0 scam but NEET and every other exam for govt. job like famour Vypam scam is all happening under Panuati MODI. If these scamsters becomes doctors what service would they give to public..😩😩😩 . Gutter ka nahali se Gas nikal wala humara PM ho tho Sab kuch Gutter mein hi jayega...Worst PM ever in India's history you'll be most trolled Panuati Propaganda Mantri...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 15 2024

    Very true Sir!! With so much clinching evidence of different kinds of malpractices from various places in the country, this exam was a total sham! 😔 In fact, this decision should have come from the CEO!!

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    Sat, Jun 15 2024

    "There’s a lot of malpractice happening in the NEET exams in Gujarat. What will happen to patients in the hands of such people tomorrow?”

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 15 2024

    I think this racket has been going on for long but was kept very secretive; possibly this year, many other crooks got involved and the racket got busted; it's a very big negative and shame.... for us!!

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