State BJP President Tamilisai Soundarajan has warned protesters across the state against testing the Centre's tolerance.

 BJP calls Anithas suicide a conspiracy Dont test Centres patience warns Tamilisai
news NEET Monday, September 04, 2017 - 11:16

The Tamil Nadu BJP which had maintained a studied silence over the death of 17-year-old Anitha, has now alleged that her 'suicide' is a political conspiracy against the national party. In a series of tweets, state BJP President Tamilisai Soundarajan has warned protesters across the state against testing the Centre's tolerance.

Tamilisai's statement comes shortly after the party's national secretary, H Raja, questioned if the Dalit student had even taken her own life. In a series of tweets, Raja had asked, 'How could a girl who had publicly announced that she would study Agri and help farmers end her life? Is her life the ball which Stalin wanted to play?' He further asked why there was no protest when the mother of a NEET student committed suicide at Vellore a few days back. He termed the attack on the BJP indecent and unjustifiable.

 

 

 

 

Tamilisai meanwhile, has termed the death a conspiracy and defended the Entrance exam. She said: 'NEET is not against TN students, 63% selected from State Board. More rural & BC, SC selected this year than previous years.'

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The party’s state president further alleged that it was private colleges which are lobbying against NEET as students can now get admission without a capitation fee.

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Newly appointed Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman meanwhile told the media in Delhi that she had attempted to get Tamil Nadu an exemption from NEET till the very end but couldn't. She termed Anitha's death as unfortunate.

The BJP's stinging statement follows allegations by the DMK that the Centre must be blamed for the death of Anitha. The opposition party has further questioned the need for an entrance exam when the state has produced thousands of qualified doctors in the last decade.

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