In the early hours of today, Chennai police detained a man for reportedly throwing a petrol bomb at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office.
Vinod, the male, informed investigators that he was dissatisfied with the BJP’s position on NEET, the necessary entrance exam for medical admission.
According to detectives, Vinod allegedly threw a petrol bomb at the Teynampet police station and a government liquor outlet in 2017.
“The dude isn’t a member of any group. When he was upset a few years ago, he did identical acts twice more. The investigation is underway “NDTV was told by a top police officer.
BJP leader Karate R Thiagarajan said “This is an attempt to scuttle our poll work (upcoming urban local body polls). We will not be cowed down.”
“Action should be taken against all. There should be detailed investigation,” Mr Thiagarajan further said
Ahead of the vote for the bill- which was unanimously passed- the BJP walked out from the assembly saying that they favour NEET.
The Governor, however had returned the bill for reconsideration, a week ago, saying “the bill would affect interests of rural and poor students”.
The exam has been a contentious issue in the state as at least 20 students including toppers, unable to crack the test or score sufficiently high score , have died by suicide.
The ruling DMK and other parties in the state including the opposition AIADMK believe that NEET favours affluent students who can easily afford private coaching thus putting poor and rural students at a disadvantage.