Rahul Gandhi Raises Concerns Over NEET Irregularities, Vows to Champion Students’ Cause

New Delhi, 10th June 2024: On Sunday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi raised concerns over what he termed as ‘irregularities’ in the NEET medical entrance examination, asserting that it has adversely affected nearly 24 lakh students. He vowed to champion the cause of students in Parliament and address their grievances.

Gandhi reaffirmed his party’s commitment to ensuring ‘freedom from paper leaks’ for students, as outlined in their manifesto. He pledged to advocate for students nationwide, promising to vocalize their concerns and fight for their future in Parliament.

Following reports of 67 candidates sharing the first rank in the NEET-UG exam, with eight from a single centre in Haryana, allegations of manipulations, inflated marks, and paper leaks surfaced, sparking a controversy.

Gandhi highlighted the improbability of six students from a single exam centre securing the highest marks, suggesting collusion between the education mafia, government entities, and a purported ‘paper leak industry’. He asserted that the Congress party has devised a comprehensive strategy to address these issues.

Contrary to these claims, the National Testing Agency (NTA), responsible for conducting the exams, dismissed allegations of irregularities and paper leaks. Instead, it formed a high-level panel to investigate accusations of inflated grace marks.

Gandhi’s remarks followed a resolution passed by the Congress Working Committee, urging him to assume the role of Leader of the Opposition. While acknowledging the sentiments of CWC members, Gandhi stated that he would decide on the matter soon, refraining from announcing a formal stance at present.