Akhilesh reiterates demand for cancellation of NEET

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Akhilesh reiterates demand for cancellation of NEET

Monday, 17 June 2024 | PNS | Lucknow

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, on Sunday, reiterated his demand for cancellation of the medical entrance examination NEET conducted by the National Testing Agency (NAT).

In a post on X, Akhilesh Yadav said “Ek desh ek hi maang, Radd ho NEET exam”.

In another post, Akhilesh Yadav endorsed the demand of Elon Musk, who owns the microblogging site X, for scrapping the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

“The technology is used for efficiency, and convenience. If the technology itself becomes a problem, it should be scrapped. Many countries have expressed their apprehensions over the manipulations of the EVM and renowned technological experts are publicly expressing their doubts over the EVM, then BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) owes an explanation to the people why the party is adamant on using the EVM. I reiterate my demand that all future elections should be held with ballot paper,” the SP chief said.

Tesla and X CEO Elon Musk, in a post, had called for the elimination of electronic voting machines (EVMs), citing concerns over potential hacking threats by humans or artificial intelligence.

“We should eliminate electronic voting machines. The risk of being hacked by humans or AI, while small, is still too high,” Musk stated.

On National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (NEET), Akhilesh Yadav alleged rigging in the medical entrance examination and demanded that the apex court take suo motu cognisance of the matter and conduct a thorough investigation and give strict punishment to the guilty.

The NEET results were declared on June 4.

“Hundreds of candidates have scored 100 per cent marks in the results of NEET (formerly known as CPMT/PMT), which is conducted as an entrance exam for medical studies across the country,” Yadav said in a post on ‘X’ in Hindi.

“In these too, many people scoring 100 per cent marks simultaneously from the same exam centre indicates a big scam,” he said.

Akhilesh Yadav alleged that “in the BJP rule, exams are turning into a business of illegally leaking question papers, getting fake people to take the papers, setting up the centre and managing the results”.

Yadav, who has constantly attacked the ruling BJP over irregularities in recruitment exams in his rallies during the Lok Sabha elections, said, “It cannot be a coincidence that almost similar scams have taken place in most of the exams. Due to this, the youth of the country have started losing faith in the system. The frustration of the youth means that the future is hopeless.”

“This is one of the biggest failures of the BJP government. Taking suo motu cognisance of this case, the Supreme Court should conduct a thorough investigation, give strict punishment to the guilty and eliminate any possibility of such a recurrence in the future. Condemnable,” he said in his post

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