On Wednesday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi called a meeting with the Chief Ministers of seven states for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) -Main and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (NEET) test in September. During this virtual meeting, Sonia Gandhi said that the announcements related to the National Education Policy can really worry us because it is really a setback. She also accused the center of tackling other problems of students and challenges of examinations without knowing it.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested to go to the Supeem Court to postpone the examination due to the situation prevailing in the country regarding Covid-19. Mamta said, “I will request all the state governments to come together to move the Supreme Court to postpone the examination till the time the status of the students appears in the examination is made.”
The meeting of opposition parties took place at a time when the National Testing Agency (NTA) rejected the demand for change in the examination schedule, citing the Supreme Court order of 17 August. The Supreme Court rejected the petition for postponement of the examination, stating that “an important year of students cannot be wasted and life has to go on.”