Campaigning in colleges closed, parties turn to hostels

The voting day being a Friday, a number of residents preferred to go back home, citing the extended weekend.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:September 5, 2014 9:51 am
Just a day ahead of the Panjab University student polls, a flurry of action was witnessed on the campus. KAMLESHWAR SINGH  	Just a day ahead of the Panjab University student polls, a flurry of action was witnessed on the campus.

As the campaigning for the upcoming student elections in various city colleges closed 24 hours before the voting time, the students’ bodies spent the time campaigning door-to-door in hostels.

While non-residents of hostels were not allowed to enter the hostels, some student leaders, who are residents of hostels, were busy meeting fellow hostellers and encouraging them to vote. The voting day being a Friday, a number of residents preferred to go back home, citing the extended weekend.

“Apart from requesting students to vote for our party, we have also been trying to convince students to atleast stay back till the voting day,”said Harman Brar, presidential candidate from Hindustan Students’ Association (HSA), Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, while talking to Newsline.

The student leaders also highlighted that the decision to hold elections on a Friday was intentional. Apart from door-to-door campaigning, student leaders were also busy in making the maximum use of social media, be it WhatsApp, Facebook or text messages. The voting will take place in all the PU affiliated colleges of the city on Friday, from 9.45 am to 12 noon.

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