The teachers affiliated to the Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation (MFUCTO) demanded the release of payments of teachers, who had participated in a 71-day protest in 2013.
Mehta is seen as the BJP’s Gujarati face in the current council of ministers. A former Mumbai BJP president, he is known as a networker with clout both at home and in Delhi. Now, however, he faces a probe ordered by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over corruption charges in a housing project.
According to inspection reports of the higher and technical education department, they did not have the area required to run a new college or the permission to use agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes. The report also stated that the three lacked drinking water and drainage facilities.
Tawde, who met Union Health Minister J P Nadda in New Delhi along with 22 other state health ministers, said the Centre should review the Supreme Court verdict that has made NEET compulsory for medical aspirants.
Tawde told The Indian Express that the Union health minister agreed to take a favourable decision within four days and the Maharashtra government has urged that the state be allowed to admit candidates for medical and dental courses through the Common Entrance Test (CET) held on May 5 this year.