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NSUI’s anti-corruption campaign begins at PU

Students take part in a signature campaign organised by NSUI at PU on Wednesday.(IE photo: Sumit Malhotra) Students take part in a signature campaign organised by NSUI at PU on Wednesday. (IE photo: Sumit Malhotra)
Express News Service | Chandigarh | Posted: January 30, 2014 6:03 am | Updated: February 6, 2014 3:17 pm

Members of National Students Union of India (NSUI) began a three-day anti-corruption protest with a signature campaign at the Student Centre in Panjab University (PU) on Wednesday.

The campaign, part of the nation-wide call by NSUI’s state units, demands passage of the pending anti-corruption bills in the Parliament. The bills include Prevention of Corruption Bill, Whistleblowers Protection Bill, Right of Citizens Grievances Redressal Bill, Public Procurement Bill, Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill and the Prevention of Money Laundering Bill.

NSUI members Manoj Lubana and Bhupinder Bath are expected to sit on a hunger strike in Sector 17 on Thursday, which will be followed by a petition being sent to various Members of the Parliament (MPs) on Friday seeking their support for the cause.

Advocate Munish Bansal, son of MP Pawan Kumar Bansal was also part of the protest.

“The main objective behind the campaign is to spread awareness among students about these bills pending in Parliament. These bills are the need of the hour,” said Chandan Rana, NSUI member and President of Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC).

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