On the eve of the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) elections, members of student parties were busy doing last ditch efforts to ensure a victory for their respective sides. Party members resorted to man to man campaigning on Tuesday and moved from various departments and the Student Centre with an aim of popularising their panel code among the students.
Meet Jatana, SOI president, said, “We are canvassing on social media today. We are trying to meet each and every student. Whatsapp messages are being sent. The code has to be popularised. ”Commenting on the canvassing carried out by their supporters one day before the elections, NSUI leader Manoj Lubana said, “We are busy in contacting voters. We will not leave any stone unturned. We will win the elections again.”
Chief Security Officer Jatinder Grover even received complaints that student activists had entered the dental sciences department for campaigning.
Meanwhile, ABVP held a press conference, during which partymember Mahekveer Sandhu, who was allegedly attacked by SOI supporters on Monday addressed the media. Although the police is yet to register an FIR in the case, ABVP’s north India university in-charge Dinesh Chauhan said UT administrator had ensured them that action would be taken against the culprits. “We have complained to Chandigarh administrator and Haryana governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki. He has assured us of strict action against the culprits, ”he said.
DSW gives clarification on panel code
Dean Student Welfare Office, prof Navdeep Goyal clarified that he had not issued any code to the candidates.
“Earlier, the candidates were just shown sample ballot papers. This year Panjab University has decided to print the ballot papers in alphabetical order using last name or department of the contesting candidate, ”he said.