The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) is firmly opposing the move to unilaterally push the conduct of JEE-NEET examinations for admission to professional courses across the country. What is most outrageous is the insensitivity to hold these examinations in the physical mode across the country at a time when the pandemic is surging both in the number of infections, as well as, the mounting counts of deaths.  The concern about starting the academic session in these institutions for the sake of the future of the students and those courses is valid and understandable.  However, the present situation is  grossly premature for undertaking such a venture.  It completely undermines the health concern for almost a million of some of the brightest of our youth.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) urges the government to  hold the examinations in abeyance till some control over the spread of the infection is achieved. The entrance examinations must be rescheduled in a manner whereby the students are protected from losing the academic year.