The Supreme Court gave its nod to the Tamil Nadu government’s request to withdraw a writ petition filed by the AIADMK dispensation during its previous regime.

The then ADMK led Tamil Nadu government filed a writ petition against the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) passed in 2017-18 making it mandatory to clear the NEET examination to obtain admission in MBBS and BDS courses.

When the plea was last heard, Tamil Nadu government requested hearing to be deferred by six months as the petition was sent to the President. The Supreme Court deferred hearing by 12 weeks.

When the matter was listed to be heard today, the bench questioned why was the writ petition filed and by whose suggestion was it filed. 

Appearing for the State, Additional Advocate General Amit Anand Tiwari submitted that the writ was filed by the previous government and the present government has filed a fresh suit on February 18.

So further, pleaded that the fresh petition be heard and requested permission to withdraw writ petition filed earlier.

Tamilnadu state health Minister Ma Subramanian said that the government had to withdraw the ADMK government writ petition filed in the court, 

Health Minister Ma Subramanian condemned the AIADMK for filing a case in the Supreme Court against the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on the basis of a repealed law.

He alleged the previous government had misled the public indicating that the DMK was not doing enough to fight for the welfare of the medical aspirants.

He said that a fresh case was filed by the current government after a consultation with the legal experts. He said that as the case by the AIADMK government on the basis of the Medical Council Act, 1956, it had no value because that Act was repealed in 2020. 

He said that if the case continued on the basis of old laws, it would have affected the favourable verdict .