West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday requested college students to assist defeat the BJP within the meeting election subsequent yr. She criticised the centre for deciding to carry JEE and NEET in September, including the centre’s “adamant method” will add to COVID-19 disaster when college students get contaminated whereas travelling to and from examination centres.
The BJP mentioned Ms Banerjee ought to “not pursue politics” by placing the profession of scholars at stake and chorus from spreading the “virus of petty politics”.
“The BJP is threatening everyone, however all of us are able to combating it again. I want to inform my youth and pupil leaders to combat this political epidemic of the BJP. They’re utilizing draconian black legal guidelines to focus on opposition events,” she mentioned.
At a digital rally of Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP), the scholars’ wing of the get together, Ms Banerjee alleged the BJP is utilizing its “pretend information crew” to move off pictures of neighbouring Bangladesh as these of the state.
“Bengal will give folks a style of freedom and liberate folks of India from the BJP’s clutches by defeating them in 2021 meeting polls. I’m able to sacrifice my life for this. Allow them to put all of us in jail. We’re not fearful of them. We’re not cowards,” Ms Banerjee mentioned.
On holding final-year exams in schools and universities, Ms Banerjee mentioned she has requested the state training minister to look into the opportunity of conducting these exams earlier than Durga Puja in October.
“The choice of holding the exams in each on-line and offline strategies must be appeared into,” she mentioned. “We’re not in opposition to any examination; we’re simply saying pandemic is on, and it might put lives of scholars in danger. There will not be any exams in schools and universities in September,” Ms Banerjee mentioned.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh mentioned the ruling get together is attempting to mislead the folks of the state on the NEET-JEE difficulty. “As quickly NEET-JEE dates have been introduced, lakhs of scholars have downloaded admit playing cards. It means they’re prepared to look for the check. The TMC has no different work, as its days within the authorities are numbered. It’s spreading political virus in each side of life,” he mentioned.