Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee call meeting of CMs; JEE, NEET postponement on agenda

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have come together to convene a meeting of chief ministers of several states to discuss the issues related to Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examinations.

Top of the agenda is postponement of the NEET and JEE Main examinations but also Goods and Services (GST) dues of states, grant of compensation to states for the loss of revenue in the time of the pandemic.

Chief Ministers of non-BJP ruled states will take part in the meeting which is scheduled to take place at 2.30 pm through video conferencing.

According to the sources, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy will attend the meeting.

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi twice, asking for postponement of the exams scheduled for the first week of September.