'Congress only wants chaos, confusion': Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on NEET controversy | Latest News India


Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday hit out at the Congress over the controversy surrounding competitive exams including NEET.

“Congress doesn't want a debate, and it's running away from it. They just want chaos and anarchy, and want to disrupt the entire functioning of the institutional mechanism… The President himself has addressed the issue on which Congress wants to discuss, recognizing the challenges and shortcomings that we have,” the minister was quoted as saying by ANI a day later This is when the opposition parties, including the Congress, protested in Parliament and demanded a debate on NEET.

“On behalf of the government, I clearly said that we are ready for any kind of dialogue, but the Congress does not want to solve the problem of students, it wants the issue to burn… such issues. 2014, but I cannot justify it,” Pradhan added.

“NTA has got new leadership, reforms have been initiated in NTA under the leadership of former ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan, we have made a new law to deal with this issue, and the entire case is under CBI. The exam dates were announced yesterday, the new dates for NEET-PG will be announced from Monday to Tuesday,” the minister said.

The government replaced the Director General of the National Testing Agency (NTA) and also set up a high-powered committee to reform the examination process, enhance data security protocols and review the structure and operations of the NTA.

On Friday, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have a “respectful” and good debate in Parliament on the alleged irregularities in the conduct of the NEET exam.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has accused the Congress of creating hurdles in the functioning of institutional mechanisms.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has accused the Congress of creating hurdles in the functioning of institutional mechanisms.

NEET-UG was conducted by NTA on May 5 in which around 2.4 lakh candidates appeared.

The results were announced on June 4, but were followed by allegations of question paper leaks in states like Bihar, among other irregularities.

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