AAP’s youth wing stages protest over rigging in NEET exam

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) youth and student wing staged a massive protest outside the residence of Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday, demanding the cancellation of the NEET exam and a thorough investigation by a committee headed by a retired judge.

During the protest led by AAP MLA Sanjeev Jha, the demonstrators demanded the minister’s resignation on moral grounds and called for a re-examination to ensure equal opportunity for all students.

Emphasising the gravity of the issue, Jha asserted, “Government is jeopardising the future of the nation’s youth and pledged that AAP would continue its fight for justice from the streets to the Parliament. The NEET exam rigging has impacted thousands of students, prompting calls for the exam’s cancellation and a thorough investigation by a committee headed by a retired judge.”

The protestors were seen holding banners and posters with slogans related to the NEET scam in their hands. During this, the police forcibly stopped the students on the way and lathi-charged the students who were going to meet the Union Education Minister. The police also took many students into custody and took them to the police station.

The students raised slogans of ‘Shame on the Education Minister’, and ‘Stop Commercialization of Education’.

Speaking to the media, senior AAP leader and MLA Sanjeev Jha said, “Today, through this state protest, we wanted to meet the Union Minister and ask him if there has been rigging in the NEET exam and there is evidence of this, then why is the exam not being cancelled after investigating it? What was the fault of the children for whom this was the last attempt in the NEET exam that they became victims of this paper leak?”

“We want a committee to be formed under the supervision of a retired Supreme Court judge to investigate the NEET exam scam so that the children who have given the exam can be assured that if they prepare on the merit list, their selection will be certain. We wanted to bring all these issues to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today. But we were stopped by the police force,” he added.

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