TMC Slams Centre As UGC NET Dates Coincide With Durga Puja 2020


Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal (WB) has slammed the central government after the National Testing Agency (NTA)-released UGC-NET exam timetable’s few dates were found to be coinciding with the Durga Puja, the biggest festival in the state.

The NTA is conducting UGC- NET examination from September 24 to November 5, as per NTA subject-wise schedule.

TMC MP, Abhishek Banerjee took to Twitter and wrote, “@narendramodi Ji’s blatant disrespect for the students and culture of Bengal is out in the open! What a ridiculous decision by @DG_NTA to schedule UGC NET exams on the auspicious days of Panchami, Shashti & Saptami, this Durga Puja.”

The festival season has started in West Bengal with the Vishwakarma Puja and Mahalaya on September 17. The Durga Puja will be held between October 22 and October 25. Navaratri will be celebrated between October 17 and 25.

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