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Faceless posters a problem in DU

For the first time, the election campaign for Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) , is showing no faces in the publicity posters.

entertainment Updated: Aug 20, 2010 00:38 IST
Namya Sinha
Namya Sinha
Hindustan Times

Never judge a person by his or her looks. For the first time, the election campaign for Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) , is showing no faces in the publicity posters. Look at any poster and all you will see is the party’s name.

Last year, the candidatures of the two biggest parties were rejected in the nomination round for flouting the Lyngdoh committee’s regulations, which restricted the spending per candidate to R 5,000.

Ashutosh Srivastava, ABVP spokesperson, says, “There will be no use of cars or posters with individuals faces. After cancellation of nominations last year, we are not taking any chances.”

This has created a problem for parties, which claim that students will find it difficult to put a face to the name. NSUI’s Mohd. Shahnawaz Choudhary says, “DU is a huge campus and its not possible for a candidate to go to every college and show his or her face in just 5-6 days.” The candidates are considering distributing handmade posters (with sketches of the candidates’ faces!) to avoid charges of over-spending.

Kunal Chadha, a student at ARSD College, says, “Posters without faces don’t catch the eye.” Prem Studio, a favourite among DUSU candidates, is also affected. “Candidates came to us for glamorous photo shoots,” says Umesh Sanharwal of the studio. “All that’s ended.” The elections are due to be held on September 3.

First Published: Aug 19, 2010 17:15 IST