“Why only one person? Is there no one else,” submitted a counsel representing the PU, while referring to the continuous appointment of Professor Nahar as DSW since 2016. “These posts are for management and not academics.”
In a closely contested race, Chetan Chowdhry of SOI defeated Paras Rattan of ABVP by 479 votes. SOI had last won in 2015, when the Akali-BJP combine was reigning over Punjab. A jubilant Bikram Singh Majithia, former Akali minister, led the celebrations at PU as the news broke.
Personnel were deployed in and around the Panjab University and 11 others PU affiliated colleges in Chandigarh. Eight SP and DSPs, eight SHOs, 18 Inspector rank officers and 974 other police personnel will be on duty at PU campuses in Sector 14 and 25 and city colleges.