BJP leader and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani called West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee "Divider Didi" after National Testing Agency's clarification that in 2013 only the state of Gujarat had requested that the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) paper should make available in Gujarati.
Taking to Twitter, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani also posted a link of a clarification issued by the National Testing Agency on the objection raised by the West Bengal chief minister. On Wednesday, Banerjee, in a series of tweets, asked why “injustice” is being meted out to other regional languages by conducting JEE (Main) only in Gujarati apart from English and Hindi.
Earlier, Banerjee had criticized the Centre for adding Gujarati as a medium for the JEE (Main). “If Gujarati has to be there, then all regional languages including Bengali must be there,” she said.
The National Testing Agency’s clarification said that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) started in 2013 with the idea that all states could use it for engineering admissions. However, only Gujarat agreed to use JEE (Main) for state engineering colleges, therefore the paper had made available in Gujarati.