Students' response to newly elected SFS candidate surprising: ABVP
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday said the students' response to the recently elected Students for Society (SFS) candidate was surprising.chandigarh Updated: Sep 15, 2014 22:18 IST
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday said the students' response to the recently elected Students for Society (SFS) candidate was surprising.
At a press conference, ABVP leader Harmanjot Singh said students would have to decide whether they wanted naxal forces or student bodies like the ABVP to work for their welfare for long.
"It is a question mark on the wisdom of the student community. They will have to think who should be their representative on the campus," Singh added.
SFS presidential candidate Amandeep Kaur had garnered 1,300 votes more than the ABVP candidate Ankush, who bagged only 303 votes.
Harmanjot and another ABVP leader Dinesh Chauhan said though they failed to win any seat in the student council, the student wing was satisfied with the votes it had won.
"We will take up different issues with the university, as announced in our manifesto; be it the problems in the hostel or any other issue, we will be there for the students," the duo said.
The two student leaders claimed they had not failed in conveying the issues faced by the university to human resource development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani during her recent visit to the city.
"We have been called for a meeting by the HRD minister in Delhi. We will consult the teachers' body before going there," the duo said.
Harmanjot and Chauhan said the Student Organisation of India's submission of a memorandum for granting central university status to Panjab University to the minister last week was merely a publicity stunt.
The due added that the ABVP would collect money for the Jammu and Kashmir relief fund during the next two days.