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Election campaign causes disruption in south campus

On the first day of canvassing for this year's Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls, disruption and confusion was reported in the South Campus area.

delhi Updated: Sep 08, 2012 00:12 IST
Shaswati Das

On the first day of canvassing for this year's Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls, disruption and confusion was reported in the South Campus area.

Students complained that candidates belonging to various parties such as Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) walked into classes, interrupting lectures. Candidates also got involved in an argument with students over the medium of discussion.

"The candidate who is contesting for the post of joint secretary from ABVP had an argument with a girl in our class because she asked him to speak in English. He shouted at her, after which the teachers urged him to go away," said Mohit Khurana (name changed), a

student of Sri Venkateswara College.

The party, however, was quick to defend their campaigners, claiming that even though no such disruption had been reported, no one could question them on the language of disseminating information.

"Hindi is our national language and there is no harm in speaking Hindi while addressing the students. But there was no such aggression in south campus because we have been campaigning peacefully," said Rohit Chahal, state secretary, ABVP.

Other students who were present there added that members of the ultra left organisation who had also been campaigning in the area criticised the administration and DU officials for their policies.

"The candidate from one of the left wing parties criticised the vice chancellor and the meta-college concept," said one of the students.

In the meantime, the NSUI lodged a complaint against ABVP for violating the model code of conduct by distributing printed and stamped publicity material in several colleges.