Hundreds of Delhi Congress workers on Friday staged a protest outside the Ministry of Education demanding postponement of NEET and JEE exams.
Delhi Congress unit workers led by city unit chief Chaudhary Anil Kumar gathered near Shastri Bhawan here, which houses the Education ministry and raised slogans against the Narendra Modi government.
However, they were detained by the Delhi Police and taken to Mandir Marg police station.
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and wrote, “NEET-JEE aspirants’ safety should not be compromised due to the failures of the government. Government must listen to all stakeholders and arrive at a consensus.”
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also tweeted, “The govt cannot ignore the voices of the students appearing for NEET, JEE exams and those of their concerned parents. They are the future of our country. With the rising scale of the pandemic, is it fair to expose them to infection in this manner? At least some things should be beyond politics.”
In the morning Rahul Gandhi also appealed to the people to join the nationwide protest for students’ safety. “Unite your voice with lakhs of suffering students. Speak up for student safety from 10 a.m. onwards. Let’s make the government listen to the students,” he tweeted.