kolkata sources stated that West Bengal Chief minister mamata banerjee on thursday questioned the inclusion of Gujarati language in Joint Entrance Examination (Main) exams and demanded that the paper should be conducted in other regional languages too, including Bengali. She said in a press conference "I do not have any problem with the JEE Main being conducted in the Gujarati language. I love all languages and understand Gujarati as well. All regional languages should be added to the JEE. Our education minister had also written to National Testing Agency (NTA) on this issue to conduct the test in Bengali".
Furthermore this comes after it was announced that the JEE exam will be conducted in english, hindi and Gujarati languages by the NTA from this year and hence the NTA had clarified that no other state than gujarat had approached it for the inclusion of regional language in JEE. Further after hitting out at the Centre, Banerjee alleged that the government is doing discrimination towards regional languages accept one or two.
Moreover she said that the trinamool congress (TMC) will protest against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and regional language issue on november 11. Previously the NTA said that in 2013, only gujarat agreed to admit their candidates in the state engineering colleges of gujarat through JEE and requested that the paper be made available in the Gujarati language.