Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday said he had raised a number of issues concerning Tamil Nadu, including its demand for exemption from the NEET test, at the NITI Aayog meeting held in New Delhi.
“We stressed for exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu at the NITI Aayog meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...Also, it has been insisted that the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) should be constituted immediately,” he told presspersons here upon his return from Delhi.
Tamil Nadu has been insisting that it be given exemption from the National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test (NEET) for MBBS and BDS courses, with the state Assembly having adopted two bills in this regard.
The bills have since been awaiting Presidential assent.
The Chief Minister said he had also sought the Centre’s intervention in ensuring the release of 133 boats belonging to Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan custody.
On his meeting with the protesting farmers in the national Capital yesterday, Palaniswami said their demands had been conveyed to the Prime Minister.
"The farmers have withdrawn their protest and will be returning soon,” he added.Palaniswami, who was elected Chief Minister following a vertical split in the AIADMK after Panneerselvam’s revolt against the party chief V. K. Sasikala, had earlier met Modi in Delhi soon after assuming office and took up a number of issues concerning the State with the Prime Minister. including drought relief.(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed)