With the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) elections scheduled for September 14, the contending parties are now awaiting the Election Commission’s response to the proposed nominations.
However, parties such as Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and All India Students Association (AISA) alleged foul play in the electoral practices.
“I was told by the Election Commission that I cannot contest the elections unless I resign from the post of convenor of Computer Sciences. But even though this is not a part of the Lyngdoh Committee Report, my application has been rejected,” said Chanchal Kumar, member of ABVP. The party also alleged that some other candidates had been disqualified following minor spelling and punctuation errors in their papers.
However, the CEC’s office remained non-committal.
“We are looking at these cases because there appears to be a conflict between the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations and the JNUSU constitution. This is why the candidature had been nullified,” said Chandan, election commissioner, JNUSU.
Meanwhile, candidates of other parties are all set with their list of candidates for the central panel, which included the posts of the president, vice president, general secretary and joint secretary.