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Ahead of PU polls,parties line up agenda to woo voters

With 10 days left for the student elections as per the tentative date announced by PU,the students are all geared up with their agenda and manifestos to woo voters,especially the freshers

Written by Ifrah Mufti | Chandigarh | Published: August 26, 2013 3:55:50 am

With 10 days left for the student elections as per the tentative date announced by PU,the students are all geared up with their agenda and manifestos to woo voters,especially the freshers.

While some college parties are claiming to not being a part of political agenda this year,saying the elections are held to help students and not make ‘fake promises’,some parties are setting up their agenda to increase the number of college trips from two to three,to change old furniture in the college,to reduce the mess charges,to improve the hostel conditions and also prepare a help desk platform for girl students.

PUSU Party president,DAV College,Bhavjeet Singh Gill said,“Our party focuses on the student issues,and this is the reason,we plan to bring the required changes in the college. We don’t prepare our agenda on our own. The list is made on the suggestions that we get from all the students. The day the admission process begins,we ask students for their advice,which helps us work on those particular issues. We got the whole furniture changed in the college in the previous elections. This year,we plan to increase the number of college trips. The college should take the students for tours at least three times. Also,we have planned a huge freshers party where students will be allowed free of cost.”

Meanwhile,a NSUI member from Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College,Sector 26,Harjot Singh,said,“We have already started campaigning in the college,but there was a clash between some parties and the campaigning was stopped for few days. Our party has promised the freshers a huge star nite,if we win the elections. The party is helping students with problems related to hostel accommodation and admissions. Our campus has been facing a parking problem since long and we have to work on that too. From the day of admissions,parties have attacked the canteen and students are enjoying free burgers,cold drinks and samosas. The students are also provided water bottles free of cost.”

Prospective candidates in our college and their supporters are not leaving any stone unturned to propagate their views and woo freshers. The students are not allowed to enter the college without showing their ID cards as the authorities have strengthened the security,fearing clashes,” added Harjot.

Election fever has gripped SD College in Sector 32 as well,where the SOPU has listed 12 agenda to work on,if they win.

Reducing the mess charges in the hostel,condition of the food prepared,the hostel rooms,a help desk for girl students are few of the listed agendas.

Party president Ratan Sidhu said,“New students face a lot of problems,especially regarding admissions. We have been helping them throughout in every possible manner. Now,the hostel students are coming up with problems that the room conditions are and and there is not even a single mirror in the rooms. We need to take these issues to the authority.”

No class campaigning yet

CHANDIGARH: The college Deans have not permitted class campaigning yet,fearing it would hamper academics for the freshers. But with just 10 days left for the elections,students are likely to start with class campaigning from Monday,August 26.

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