The Panjab University on Thursday proposed September 9 and 15 as the tentative dates for conducting the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council elections to the Chandigarh administration.
Last year, the elections took place on August 26. Dean Student Welfare Navdeep Goyal said: “The election dates have been proposed keeping in mind the Senate elections. We cannot have simultaneous elections. That can get very hectic. Therefore, after deliberating we have proposed the dates.” The Senate elections are scheduled for August 31.
However, the student organisations are happy since they will get more time to campaign. SOI state president Vicky Middhukhera said: “We are ready and are well-prepared for the forthcoming elections. Our party will get more time to tell the students about the achievements and changes that our party has brought to the campus.”
Campus in-charge Kanwar Rana (ABVP) said: “Our party will contest all the four positions in the university for the first time independently. The proposed dates give us time to put forth our agenda in front of the students and also gives us to cover all the departments in the university easily and properly.”
However, Jeewan Jot Singh Jugnu, National Student Union of India leader, disagrees. “The dates will kill the momentum of the party that they have gained till now. This can be a big disadvantage. Moreover after the compromise within our party, there is a sense of fear among other parties regarding the buzz that NSUI has created,” he said.