Lok Sabha Election LIVE: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that his party has promised in its manifesto that it will not impose NEET on the people of Tamil Nadu. “In our discussions during the manifesto building process, people told us about NEET. They don’t like its imposition on Tamil people. They told us of a young Tamil girl Anitha who committed suicide due to this. If you read our manifesto, you will find a line in her memory. The line says ‘we will not impose NEET on the youngsters of this state.’ It seems like a small line in the manifesto but it is actually an expression of the people of Tamil Nadu,” he said while addressing a rally in the southern state.
As many as 91 constituencies spread across 20 states and two union territories went to polls on Thursday in the first phase of Lok Sabha election. There were 14 crore eligible voters in this constituencies and 1,279 candidates in fray from these seats. While voting largely went peacefully, there were some complaints about missing voter names and problems in electronic voting machines in some areas.
CATCH LIVE UPDATES HERE