JEE-NEET aspirants wanted ‘pariksha pe charcha’: Rahul’s jibe at PM over ‘khilona pe charcha’ in Mann ki Baat

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Rahul’s jibe at PM over ‘khilona pe charcha’ in Mann ki Baat
Rahul’s jibe at PM over ‘khilona pe charcha’ in Mann ki Baat

Earlier today, PM Modi while addressing the nation on the 68th edition of his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, stressed on making India a global hub for toy production.

khilona pe charcha’ in Mann ki Baat

Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his ‘toy hub’ push, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that EE-NEET aspirants wanted the PM do “pariksha pe charcha” but the PM did “khilone pe charcha”.

Earlier today, PM Modi while addressing the nation on the 68th edition of his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, stressed on making India a global hub for toy production.

Taking a swipe at PM Modi, Gandhi tweeted, “JEE-NEET aspirants wanted the PM do ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ but the PM did ‘Khilone Pe Charcha’ #Mann_Ki_Nahi_Students_Ki_Baat.”

During his address, PM Modi had also urged start-up entrepreneurs to “team up for toys”, saying it is time to get vocal for local toys.

“Global toy industry is over Rs 7 lakh crore but India’s share is very small; will have to work to increase it,” he said.

The Prime Minister had also said that the country has the “talent and the ability” to become a global hub for toys.

“There are many talented and skilled artisans who possess expertise in making good toys There has been a rich tradition of local toys in our country. There are many talented and skilled artisans who possess expertise in making good toys. Some parts of India developing also as toy clusters, that is, as centres of toys,” he added.

Political storm over JEE, NEET

The opposition has been cornering Centre over its decision to hold the Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in September amid coronavirus outbreak.

Earlier on Friday the Congress MP said in a video posted on Twitter that the safety of NEET and JEE aspirants could not be compromised by the “failure of the government” to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • The JEE (Main) will be held between September 1 and 6, while the NEET (UG) exam is scheduled for September 13.

The Supreme Court had earlier this month dismissed a plea seeking postponement of JEE (Main) April, 2020 and NEET examinations despite a spike in coronavirus cases in the country, saying precious year of students “cannot be wasted” and “life has to go on”.

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