Train delay: Karnataka appeals separate NEET exam for over 500 students

Train delay: Karnataka appeals separate NEET exam for over 500 students

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Bengaluru, May 6: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today appealed to the Centre to intervene and see that the NEET exam was held in the State for over 500 aspirants who missed writing the Test due to delay in the arrival of Ballari-Bangalore Hampi Express allegedly for more than 7 hours.

Following a direction by the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary Vijaya Bhaskar contacted the Human Resources Ministry in this regard and the officials have assured to look into the matter. Kumaraswamy tweeted, “Hundreds of students from North Karnataka districts have missed the #NEET Exam being held today (Sunday) at Bengaluru due to a 7-hour delay of the Hampi Express. A last-minute change in the exam Centres and lack of proper communication of the same has created confusion among students.”

He added, “I request PM @narendramodi, Rail Minister @PiyushGoyal, @HRDMinistry , @PrakashJavdekar to intervene and ensure that students who have missed the opportunity today get another chance to write the #NEET2019Exam.”Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for this. He tweeted, “Mr. @narendramodi, You pat your own back for others’ achievements but will you also take the responsibility for your cabinet min’ incapabilities. Hundreds of students in Karnataka may not be able to take up NEET because of delay in the train services.”

In a subsequent tweet, he added, “Mr. @narendramodi, Ask @PiyushGoyal to work properly for next few days and then we will set it right. Also, ensure that the aggrieved students get another chance to write NEET exam.” Kumaraswamy, earlier in the day, held a meeting with Chief Secretary and concerned officials in this regard on Monday.Former Law minister and BJP leader Suresh Kumar also made similar plea to the union HR Ministry and said there was a positive response from the centre. (UNI)