City colleges get into election mode; finalise panels,pacts

The city colleges are getting into election mode,with some student bodies deciding on the panels,and some forming alliances with other student unions

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 27, 2013 1:32 am

The city colleges are getting into election mode,with some student bodies deciding on the panels,and some forming alliances with other student unions.

The SD Hostel Union and the SD college union (SDHU+SDCU) have announced their candidates for the student election. Deepak Singh would be the candidate for president,Gungun Chauhan for vice-president,Navdeep Singh for secretary and Puneet for the post of joint secretary. The organisational responsibilities have been decided too. Kanwar Rana would be the party in-charge,Manjul Rana,party president,Deepak Jaglan,chairman,Raman Poswal,another party in-charge,Parveen Malik,the campus president and Simarjot Kaur,girls’ president.

One of the members of the SDHU+CU said,“Last year,our party had an alliance with NSUI,but this year,we have decided to not have any alliance. We are very sure of our win. Our main competition is with SOPU,as the other big party — PUSU — was launched this year itself.”

Meanwhile,NSUI,in a bid to gain maximum votes,at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College,Sector 26 has made an alliance with two other parties — HSA and CSU.

According to the party leaders,the reason for coming into alliance is that students have become more aware of the election politics. “The students have more knowledge about the election mechanism that we build up; they consider only those parties which,according to them,think in terms of their ideologies and who promise to focus on issues rather than solving their own political agendas,” said a member of NSUI .

Though the college authorities have not yet given permission for class campaigning,the parties are trying their best to woo the voters through corridor campaigning and freebies in canteens. PUSU party chairman at DAV College Sector 10,Argaaz Sohna said,“We have been asking the authorities to allow us to start with campaigning in classes as only one more week is left for the elections to begin. It would become a hassle to campaign in the classes in the last days.”

Now,wrist bands,toll-free numbers to woo voters

CHANDIGARH: Student organisations are thinking of innovative ways to woo voters on the campus,with the latest being the wrist bands and a toll-free number released by the members of Indian National Student’s Organisation (INSO). The announcement was made by Digvijay Singh Chautala,the party’s national president,on Monday as he released the party’s manifesto at the Student Centre.

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