Too many petitions to implead as party-respondents in a PIL petition against the Tamil Nadu authorities’s panel on NEET have been filed and would possibly lead to confusion, the Madras High Court noticed on Monday.
The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy made the commentary when the PIL petition from the BJP State unit normal secretary Okay Nagarajan searching for to quash an order of the state authorities constituting the high-level committee on NEET got here up for listening to right this moment.
Nagarajan had earlier moved the court against the federal government constituting the committee led by a retired choose of the Madras High Court A Okay Rajan to examine the influence of the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test on aspirants from the socially deprived sections in medical admissions.
Major political events, together with the ruling DMK and its allies MDMK, CPM, CPI, VCK and the Dravidar Kazhagam and particular person college students, have filed the petitions searching for to implead themselves as events to oppose the BJP’s plea.
The Bench stated it might not permit all of them to get impleaded as the identical would possibly lead to confusion.
Nevertheless, all can be given a possibility of a listening to for the reason that subject was of some significance and all stakeholders ought to be heard, the Bench stated.
Additional Solicitor General R Sankaranarayanan instructed the Bench that the Centre would file its counter affidavit by Tuesday. Advocate-General R Shunmugasundaram submitted that he had already filed a counter and was prepared to argue the case.
Representing Nandhini, one of many college students searching for to implead in the case, her senior counsel P Wilson stated the structure of the committee was not new and referred to one other panel’s suggestions, which led to the 7.5 per cent reservation for presidency faculty college students in medical admissions.
Petitioner’s senior counsel V Raghavachari stated the Supreme Court had rejected the arguments against the introduction of NEET. There is resistance to NEET solely in Tamil Nadu. It is a political recreation and it should finish, he stated.
“You are a political party, so you will always think in political terms,” Wilson alleged.
The petitioner had filed the PIL beneath the garb of a public curiosity litigation petition, however there isn’t a public curiosity. It is a motivated litigation. This is an ideological conflict in Tamil Nadu, he stated.
Announcing the stated panel earlier this month, Chief Minister M Okay Stalin had stated it might analyse if NEET had an adversarial influence on college students from backward lessons and if that’s the case, the committee would advocate remedial measures to the federal government.
NEET is opposed to by virtually all political events in Tamil Nadu, together with the BJP’s ally AIADMK, whilst just a few medical aspirants had allegedly ended their lives over the matter both due to poor rating in the check, as in the case of S Anitha of Ariyalur, or over fears in regards to the qualifying examination.