PUNE: MNS Chief Raj Thackeray demanded that the State g overnment should intervene in the issue of NEET examination.
Thackeray was speaking at a press conference in the city on Wednesday. He lashed out at the State government over milk ban and alleged that milk shortage will benefit the Amul dairy of Gujarat.
Criticising the BJP government in the state, Thackeray said, “Gujarat is running Maharashtra. The State doesn’t have time to solve issues of common people. The government is neither taking medical entrance test issue seriously nor the milk issue.”
He said, “The government is responsible for the present milk crisis in the State. This is purposely being done to help dairies from outside the State and ignoring the local state dairies. They knew farmers are going on strike yet they took the issue carelessly. It clears intention of State government to help other states.”
On the NEET examination, he said, “The State government should make a law to accord priority to admissions of local students in medical colleges in the state. Other states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have framed laws which gives priority to students of their states. On that line, the State should also frame a law, otherwise we have to conduct an agitation every year. ”
On the issue of Shivaji Maharaj’s statue in the Arabian Sea, he said, “Instead of wasting money on statue, the government should give priority to restore old forts built by Shivaji Maharaj as these are the real memorials.”