Brittas’ Left hook against CUET


CPI(M) RS member says that CUET was introduced by the Centre to deny marks and admission to south Indian students in Delhi…reports Asian Lite News

CPI(M) member John Brittas said on Monday that the CUET introduced by the Centre is to deny marks and admission to south Indian students in Delhi, which was immediately condemned by Rajya Sabha Chairperson Jagdeep Dhankar.

During the discussion over the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address, Dhankar intervened several times and objected to the statements made by Brittas, who said the Centre should entrust the state governments to conduct the test.

“I have studied in JNU. JNU has been conducting its tests for 50 years without any leaks. Now you introduced CUET (Common University Entrance Test).

“The only reason why you introduced CUET was because you see a lot of South Indian students getting admission to Delhi University. You have brought CUET to deny admission to south Indian students here,” Brittas said.

Dhankar intervened and condemned his statement.

“You started with a very lofty quote of the oath and look where you have landed. In a country like ours, which is one, you are raising a different kind of voice. I strongly condemn it,” he said.

Brittas raised the issue of paper leak and said the Centre should entrust the state governments to conduct the test.

“You brought all the exams to Delhi,” Brittas said, making certain remarks against the RSS pracharaks. Dhankar immediately intervened and asked to expunge the remarks which cannot be substantiated. Brittas said some coaching institutions and beef companies have also given electoral bonds to BJP.

Immediately after he remarked on electoral bonds, Dhankar and Brittas entered into an exchange of words. Dhankar intervened during the speech and said Brittas had “lost his way”, while the CPI(M) member said the chairperson was trying to derail him.

“You have completely lost your way. I can’t derail you. You are derailing yourself. You are trying to create a mechanism whereby you can get publicity. Talk of substance. Make your contribution,” Dhankar said.

Brittas said the prime minister and ministers take an oath, which mentions working in the interest of all people without any discrimination.

He said the prime minister had broken his oath when he called Muslims “infiltrators”. He said the BJP members should change their party symbol from lotus to bulldozer.

“Last time on the discussion on the motion of thanks, I had said Siya Ram is not with you. You were with Nathu Ram Godse. You saw it in the election. Siya Ram left you. You have been defeated thoroughly in Faizabad. All the gods have deserted you,” Brittas said.

The CPI(M) member continued to attack the ruling government over educational issues.

“Education for you is to invent a new past because every fascist believes that those who control the past control the future,” he said. Brittas said history has changed and Babri Masjid has been obliterated from the history of India.

“Tomorrow, the students will study that Gandhi ji died of flu or pneumonia and Nathu Ram came to take Gandhi ji to the hospital. Our students will be studying in History,” Brittas said.

Dhankar again intervened when Brittas pointed towards BJD member Sasmit Patra whose party recently lost polls in the Odisha assembly election. “History of the BJP has been to eat all the allies,” Brittas said.


‘CUET-UG result to be announced soon’


Meanwhile, the the University Grant Commission said that the National Testing Agency (NTA) was working on announcing the result of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UG) and the date will be notified soon.

The NTA’s information bulletin provided June 30 as the date for the declaration of CUET-UG results. However, the results were not announced on June 30. There has been no official communication from NTA.

When asked about the possible release of CUET UG results, UGC chief Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar said, “NTA is working on it and will announce the results date soon.”

CUET-UG serves as the primary admission test for undergraduate programmes at 46 Central universities. This year’s exam, conducted in both online and pen-and-paper formats, took place from May 15 to May 31. The NTA conducts CUET-UG on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

As the National Testing Agency (NTA) grapples with paper leak allegations involving NEET-UG and UGC-NET. The controversy has impacted several other entrance tests including CUET UG.

The delay in the result will also impact admissions at several universities.

The NTA is under scrutiny following recent allegations of irregularities in the NEET-UG and PhD entrance NET exams. In response, the Centre has established a panel to ensure the NTA conducts examinations transparently, smoothly, and fairly.

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