College elections in Haryana: Students’ body hits out at govt for not holding polls

The state government, in June this year, had announced to hold indirect student elections in the state.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 4, 2016 3:18 am

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Miffed that no progress has been made over conducting student elections conducted in universities and colleges in the state, president of Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) Digvijay Chautala Wednesday accused the Haryana government of having developed a cold feet over the issue after the initial announcement.

The state government, in June this year, had announced to hold indirect student elections in the state. While the elections were being restarted after a gap of 20 years, student organisations opposed the government’s decision and raised their voice in favour of conducting direct elections. “The committee had to submit its report by July 18, but not even a single meeting has been held. As per the Lyngdoh committee guidelines the elections are supposed to be held within five weeks of the new session starting. It seems that the elections will not be held,” said Chauhan.

Claiming that the state government sees INSO as a threat, as it has a greater reach than ABVP, he said that in case elections were held, INSO would have won 85 to 90 per cent of the seats. “This has worried the BJP government due to which they seem to have developed a cold feet,” Chauhan said. Further taking a gig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chauhan said that he had come to power by making several promises to the youth, which are yet to be fulfilled.

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