PU polls: NSUI organises Kasauli trip, SOI alliance hosts party to woo voters

According to the information, majority of the students were freshers. Students’ Organisation of India (SOI) alliance also reportedly hosted a party for the students of UIET and UICET at a club in the city.
Students boarding a bus from Sector 15, Chandigarh, for Kasuali trip, organised by the NSUI, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Students boarding a bus from Sector 15, Chandigarh, for Kasuali trip, organised by the NSUI, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 09:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByArshdeep Arshi, Chandigarh

Just a day before Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) polls, scheduled on Thursday, the members of National Students Union of India (NSUI) organised a Kasauli trip for students of University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET) and University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) on Wednesday.

According to the information, majority of the students were freshers. Students’ Organisation of India (SOI) alliance also reportedly hosted a party for the students of UIET and UICET at a club in the city.

Sources said during the party, the members raised slogans for voting their panel code of SOI alliance (4212). SOI senior leader Vicky Middukhera said the slogans can be raised by anyone, adding that he does not know about the party.

SOI’s 2017 presidential candidate Harman Lubana, chairperson Chetan Choudhary and senior leader Rashpal Hakuwala also attended the party. As per Lyngdoh Committee Guidelines, any activity, conducted by wings, where members ask for votes, is prohibited. Five buses took the students to Kasauli, four of the buses left at 8.26 am and the last bus left at 9.08 am.

A student of UIET, who did not wish to be named, said, “Divyanshu Budhiraja organised a trip for the UIET students and Manoj Lubana organised the trip for the UICET students.” Budhiraja and Lubana are senior leaders of NSUI, they have been elected PUCSC presidents.

Budhiraja, who denied the allegations, said, “I was on campus to mobilise students from Haryana, but I do not have any knowledge of the trip.” Lubana also denied the allegations. Harsha Malhotra, UICET DR candidate of NSUI, also attended the trip.

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