The student union elections in Lucknow University and degree colleges are nowhere in sight, yet self proclaimed student leaders have grabbed the hoardings in the city, projecting themselves as candidates.
In many of these hoardings, these student leaders can be seen congratulating the chief minister for distributing laptops, welcoming him to LU campus and cheering for Raja Bhaiyya for getting a clean chit from CBI on murder charges.
Such hoardings are installed mainly on the University Road stretching from Parivartan Chowk to IT College Crossing.
When contacted, proctor Professor Manoj Dixit said, “Lucknow University administration alone cannot act. The hoardings on the road do not come under the university purview. We cannot provide all details about the students.”
In the past also, student leaders captured hoardings that caused huge revenue loss to the LMC exchequer.
The Lyngdoh committee also mandates that student leaders must not put up hoardings or banners on the streets.
Last year, the division bench of the court had stayed the student union elections of Lucknow University following a petition by student leader Hemant Singh, alleging that the LUSU elections were not being conducted as per Lyngdoh Committee guidelines, which mandated that elections should be held within 6-8 weeks of start of the new session.
This year, the LU academic session started on July 16. Still the admission process is on.
It will take another 2-3 weeks to wind up admissions.
Hemant had also filed a petition to take a call on from which date the cut off age of the student leaders was to be fixed.
According to the petitioner, the university decision to calculate the age of candidates on the date of nomination was also challenged.