The Bharatiya Janata Party today said the Supreme Court decision on conducting admissions to MBBS and BDS courses through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) will ensure justice to the students hailing from Jammu & Kashmir.
The Supreme Court of India had yesterday ruled in favour of holding of common entrance test for MBBS and BDS for whole of the country, including J&K state, both for admissions in government also private colleges.
Addressing a press conference, State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi along with State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said that in recent past there had been a number of instances of pilferage and leaking of papers by Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) and even criminal cases are pending against officials of BOPEE and beneficiaries.
Sunil Sethi said that the stand of state has been vindicated for protecting interests of the students of J&K. The Supreme Court has agreed with the plea of State government on providing reservations as per state laws for medical college seats in the state.
He further said that “the misinformation campaign started by National Conference and some separatist groups on this issue is only to flare trouble in valley during tourist season”. “Their anti-people designs are well known to masses. Those wishing to befool people by raising these types of issues are in fact living in fool’s paradise”, he added.
Balbir Ram Rattan said: “Having been left with no political issues and also being frustrated of being out of power, Omar Abdullah is firing arrows in dark with the hope that it may hit some target at some point of time, but this is absolutely misplaced”.
He claimed that the people are appreciative of the good work being done by the coalition government, which is working round the clock to deliver good governance to the people and it is infusing new confidence in the masses.
The faith and confidence of people will translate in the performance of coalition partners in coming local bodies and Panchayat elections, he added.