JEE Main, NEET 2020: Akhilesh Yadav Backs Demand To Defer Exams Amid COVID-19

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday spoke out against the conduction of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020) in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that the JEE Main Exam will be held from September 1 to 6 and NEET 2020 on September 13.

Mr Yadav asserted that exams amid the COVID-19 outbreak will put the lives of lakhs of students'' at risk.

"Exams for life. This will not work, this will not work," he tweeted in Hindi.

On Wednesday, taking part in a discussion through video conferencing with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Chief Ministers of some states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said that Opposition ruled States such as Maharashtra, Punjab, West Bengal, Jharkhand should collectively approach the Supreme Court for deferring NEET 2020, JEE Main exams to be held next month. She also mentioned that she had raised her concerns over the same issue with the Prime Minister.

"The exams are in September. Why should the lives of students be put at risk? We have written to the Prime Minister, but there has been no response. If the Prime Minister does not listen to us, then we all (states) collectively should approach the Supreme Court," she had said.

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