Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin as we speak urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make Tamil an official language, on par with Hindi, as the 2 shared stage at an occasion in Chennai to launch a slew of infrastructure initiatives.
Mr Stalin additionally known as for exempting Tamil Nadu from the nationwide medical entrance check NEET after a invoice was handed not too long ago within the state meeting.
“Make Tamil the official language like Hindi and the official language in Madras High Court,” mentioned the Chief Minister.
The DMK, which got here to energy in Tamil Nadu final yr, has lengthy demanded “official and administrative” language standing for Tamil.
Tamil was given the “classical language” standing when the Congress-led UPA was in energy.
Addressing the occasion, PM Modi described the Tamil language as “eternal”.
Mr Stalin additionally pitched for the Centre to acknowledge the invoice handed by the Tamil Nadu meeting to exempt the state from the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET).
The invoice has not but been forwarded to the Centre by Governor RN Ravi. Mr Stalin has mentioned that the state doesn’t want him to approve the Bill however to ship it for Presidential assent “like a postman”.
The Governor had earlier returned the invoice after almost 200 days. The Tamil Nadu meeting had unanimously adopted the invoice once more and despatched it to him, hoping he would ahead it to the Centre.
Tamil Nadu opposes the medical entrance examination NEET because it argues that it favours those that can afford personal teaching and denies the chance to the poor college students and those that dwell in villages.
For almost a decade, the state authorities has admitted medical college students on foundation of their Class 12 marks.