7.5% reservation for government school students in Tamil Nadu Medical Colleges has been introduced and is being implemented. However, it was difficult to pay for some students even if they received medical seats through the 7.5% reservation in private medical colleges.
In this context, DMK was announced that the it will accept fees for government school students who are offered seats in private colleges. Later, Edappadi Palanichamy announced that the Tamil Nadu government would accept the fees for them. Since it was election time, it was shared on social media that both political parties were alternately announcing offers to students.
Meanwhile, a video of DMK general secretary Durai Murugan talking about how a student can study in Medical College even if they cannot pay the fees at the government medical college has gone viral on social networking sites including Twitter and Facebook.
Asked by a reporter if students who could have opted for a government medical college and could not afford the Rs 40,000 tuition fee could approach the DMK, Duraimurugan’s response to how a student can study in Medical College even if they cannot pay the fees at the government medical college. In the video below, the scene from the 16th minute is going viral.