BHARATIYA JANSHAKTI president Uma Bharati on Sunday said her party was dead against student union elections in colleges. The party’s students’ wing, as and when formed, would not take part in the student union elections.
Talking to the Hindustan Times at her bungalow in the City, the sadhvi said when she was the chief minister of the State, she implemented ‘no elections in colleges’ principle in letter and spirit. She did not allow elections in colleges. But the Government this year took a wrong decision, which resulted in Ujjain-like incident.
She said the political parties should form student wings but should desist getting involved in elections process. Student wings should be there to propagate party’s principles and ideology among the students and not taking part in the elections. This is what the BJ will exactly do when its student wing is constituted.
Sadhvi said she was not opposed to leadership on the college campus. But the leadership should go to the meritorious students without any election. “The leader in knowledge should be leader of students as well,” she added.
If such a process is adopted, she said, it would lead to a healthy competition among students. They would strive hard on their study front to be knowledge leader on the campus so as to be the natural leader of the students. This would also lead to a healthy and conducive atmosphere in the colleges for study.
In reply to a question on charges about ABVP activists involvement in the incident, she said only investigation would bring to light what had actually happened in Ujjain.