Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has urged the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar to exempt the state from NEET, according to an official statement of AIADMK. The Tamil CM is on his two day visit to the national capital. NEET has been a issue for Tamil Nadu for quite some time now. K Palaniswami met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Tamil Nadu on February 27 to discuss issues like National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET), hydrocarbons and others. After meeting the PM, the Tamil CM hosted a series of meetings on February 28 with the unin minister to discuss various state related projects, NEET being one of them. Later in the same meeting, CM asked Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad emphasized the NEET issue and asked for ratification for state government legislation exempting Tamil Nadu from the ambit of NEET.
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