CHENNAI, September 06, 2020: DMK leader M K Stalin on Saturday demanded that the Centre cancel the governors’ conference scheduled for September 7 to discuss the National Education Policy. He urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate a healthy and democratic debate in parliament over the NEP.
The Centre would conduct the governors’ conference ahead of the parliament session to hear the views of the governors regarding the NEP, Stalin said in a statement. He said it was unacceptable as it was against the parliament’s might.
Before publishing the draft of NEP, the Centre had not discussed it at the central advisory board of education’s meeting, which was attended by the education ministers from all the states. In such circumstances, the Centre’s decision to hear the views of its representatives (governors) to the state amounted to rejecting the governments in states elected by people, he added.
He accused the Edappadi K Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu of unwilling to fight for the rights of the state.