Chennai, July 8 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday informed the State Assembly that the state government would file a review petition in the Supreme Court on the NEET issue after consulting legal experts.
Intervening during a Special Call Attention motion given notice of by Opposition parties after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the resolution seeking to exempt Tamil Nadu from the purview of the NEET, the Chief Minister said a review petition would be filed after consulting legal experts. Earlier, speaking on the motion, DMK President and Opposition leader M K Stalin said the Centre ignoring the unanimous resolutions passed in the State Assembly was against the principles of federalism.
He said the Centre has meted out injustice to the State on the NEET issue. Stating that the Centre rejecting Tamil Nadu's resolution has com e as a rude shock, he said the Centre even lacked basic courtesy to inform the State that the resolutions were rejected.
Recalling the suicides that took place in the state by students failing to clear the NEET, Mr Stalin said the Centre has failed to reflect the sentiments of the people of the state.
When Mr Stalin demanded a resolution condemning the Centre on this issue should be adopted in the Assembly to register the State's protest, Leader of the House and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam intervened and said such a resolution could not be adopted.
Responding, Mr Palaniswami said a review petition would be filed in the Supreme Court after legal consultation,' he said.
To this, Mr Stalin said the Assembly should at least pass a resolution insisting the Centre to get the Presidential nod for the two resolutions adopted in the House exempting Tamil Nadu from NEET to which the Chief Minister a decision on it would be taken after consulting legal experts.
Mr Stalin the resolution should be adopted in this session itself. (UNI)