August 26, 2016 8:48:23 pm
Delhi University has asked police to identify printers facilitating the posters for the upcoming student union elections and take action against them.
As per Lyngdoh committee recommendations, the candidates in student union polls can only campaign using handmade posters and not printed ones. However, walls full of such posters in DU’s North Campus is a common sight every year.
“Delhi Police has been requested to identify printers who have been printing posters for DUSU elections and take action against those printers. Police will impound the cars running in groups with posters pasted on the cars,” said DS Rawat, Chief Election Commissioner for DUSU polls.
“Public in general is also requested to inform police if someone notices such cars. Printed material is being collected and video graphy is being done regularly so that action can be taken after nominations are filed,” he added.
DUSU is the representative body of the students from most colleges and faculties. Apart from DUSU, which is an umbrella council, each college also has its own students’ union for which they hold separate elections.
The elections for the student body are scheduled for September 9 and the students’ wings of various political parties have intensified their campaign.
Last year, the DUSU polls were swept by BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) trouncing Congress’ National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and AAP’s youth wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) to bag all four positions.
The university has also asked the Municipal Corporations of Delhi to take strict action against those indulging in defacement of public property ahead of DUSU polls.
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