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Haryana: Student bodies oppose indirect polls

The Congress will be meeting members of NSUI in the coming days to take a decision on holding protests in the colleges and universities regarding the issue.

The Haryana government’s decision to hold indirect elections in colleges and universities in the state, 20 years after it was stopped, is being opposed by student bodies who claim that these elections will not serve any purpose. Instead, they are in favour of holding direct elections.

A ban was imposed on these elections in the state in 1996. Since then, demand is being raised by the student bodies to resume them. In fact, this was part of the election manifestoes of the political parties during the Assembly elections.

The Congress will be meeting members of NSUI in the coming days to take a decision on holding protests in the colleges and universities regarding the issue.

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Accusing the BJP government for trying to impose RSS agenda, Sandeep Boora, president of the Haryana unit of NSUI, said, “The ABVP has no presence in Haryana. With the government announcing decision to hold indirect elections, the BJP will impose ABVP members on the students. We will be opposing the decision of the government in every institution. The government is making attempts to saffronise education.”

Haryana PCC president Ashok Tanwar said a meeting of the student leaders will be held in the coming days. INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala said though restarting student elections was part of the manifesto, however, the party will not support the decision to hold indirect elections.