Expressing his views on the ongoing debate of restarting college elections in the state,BJP leader Vindo Tawde Saturday said he was in favour of holding elections again.
College elections will ensure emergence of mass leaders in early age. It will help develop leadership qualities not only for politics but also in different fields. We should not look at these elections with narrow mind, he said.
Tawde,who is the leader of opposition in the legislative council,was speaking at a seminar organised on college elections by educational forum Vidyapeeth Vikas Manch (VVM).
He said avoiding college elections fearing violence or other related incidents does not make any sense as such challenges are associated with every general polls.
College elections had been put on hold in the state in 1993 following the death of students leader in Mumbai. The demand for restoring elections was raised by NCP leader Jitendra Avhad for first time. Minister of Higher and Technical Education Rajesh Tope had told the legislative assembly during the last session that he would seek cabinets approval to restart the elections.
BJP MLA Girish Bapat,MLC Chandrakant Patil,ex-MLC Ulhas Pawar also expressed their views on the subject. VVMs SP Kulkarni and corporator Dilip Kalokhe were also present.