Special session on NEET if needed: CM

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said if needed, a special session of the Assembly will be convened to pass new resolutions against NEET. He was responding to a question raised by Leader of Opposition M K Stalin in the Assembly. Stalin said the Central government in its affidavit filed in the High Court has stated that the resolutions passed in the Tamilnadu Assembly in 2017 and sent for the President's approval were rejected. 'If a resolution is rejected by the President, then the government can table another resolution within six months.

However, the government has failed to do this,' he said. Responding to this, Law Minister C Ve Shanmugam said the government has not got any clarification from the Centre on why the resolution was withheld. 'Even now the Union government has given its clarification only in the affidavit filed in the High Court and no communication has been made to the State government. In the past two years we have so far written 12 letters on why the resolution has been withheld, but we have not received an reply yet. We will write one final letter. If there is no positive response, we might take the legal route after seeing the possibilities,' he said.