He said the urban as well as rural poor had no access, time and resources for intensive coaching for facing exams like NEET, for admission to medical and dental courses.
"For lack of access and equality in opportunities the really deserving, intelligent and meritorious students are kept out of the race," he argued.
The petitioner said the two bills, after the governor's assent, had been sent to the Centre last February for presidential assent.
But, even after a lapse of five months, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs had not placed these bills for the consideration of the President, he claimed.
The petitioner further said the authorities had a duty to forward the bills passed by the state legislature for assent of the President promptly in any event within six months.
Referring to a Supreme Court judgement, he said admission to medical courses should be completed by August 31 every academic year and hence the bills should be placed for Presidential assent at the earliest.
Counsel for the petitioner sought a direction to the state and central government authorities to obtain the presidential assent for the two bills.
He also prayed for an interim direction restraining the state health department from proceeding with counselling for admission to UG medical courses for the academic year 2017-18.
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