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PM’s Bengaluru roadshow scaled down amid NEET protests

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has modified the Prime Minister’s scheduled two-day roadshow in Bengaluru amidst ongoing concerns over the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) examinations. The move comes after protests erupted in Tamil Nadu, highlighting the contentious nature of the exams. The PM’s visit, previously scheduled for December 21–22, was expected to include a series of public meetings and rallies. However, the BJP has now limited the Prime Minister’s engagements in order to avoid any potential controversy or criticism related to the NEET issue.

The changes to the PM’s itinerary were announced by senior BJP leader and Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, DV Sadananda Gowda. According to him, “The Prime Minister’s roadshow has been changed in light of the NEET test that is being conducted in Tamil Nadu. His engagements have been rescheduled to avoid any inconvenience or disturbance to the students.”

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The NEET exams have been a contentious issue in Tamil Nadu, with many expressing concerns about the exam’s difficulty level and the language used to conduct the tests. Critics argue that the exams are biased toward students who can afford private coaching classes and study materials.

The BJP’s decision to modify the Prime Minister’s roadshow itinerary has been viewed as a positive development by students and parents in Tamil Nadu. The move is expected to help the BJP avoid any negative publicity or controversy, especially in light of the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka.

The BJP’s decision to restrict the Prime Minister’s engagements is being viewed as a wise decision given the delicate nature of the NEET issue and the possibility of further protests or unrest. To prevent further escalating an already heated issue, the party must proceed cautiously.

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