Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has said that the government won the ‘first round of battle’ against NEET as Governor RN Ravi assured himn the anti-NEET bill would be forwarded for Presidential assent.
Presiding over the wedding of his cabinet colleague KN Nehru’s nephew, Stalin recalled the return of the Bill by the Governor and subsequent re-adoption of the same Bill last month and said, ‘We did not receive any news on the status of the Bill till yesterday. So, I, along with Duraimurugan, Ponmudi, Chief Secretary and officers met the Governor and enquired about the file.’
Quoting the Governor as saying, ‘I am also aware of the law. I cannot return it (Bill) to you the second time. I have no other option but to forward it to the President,’ Stalin said.
Health Minister M Subramanian said that Stalin had met the Governor and received positive feedback with regard to NEET. Subramaniam said that the Assembly had submitted the bill for the second time and the Governor will forward it to the Centre for Presidential assent.