SOPU mulls to conquer colleges
After a clean sweep of the September 7 Panjab University Campus Students' Council elections, one would expect the leadership of Students' Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) to take a well-deserved rest.punjab Updated: Sep 08, 2012 20:01 IST
After a clean sweep of the September 7 Panjab University Campus Students' Council elections, one would expect the leadership of Students' Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) to take a well-deserved rest. However, the outfit, it seems, is not content to rest on its laurels since its show in city colleges was poor.
With the student outfit not winning even a single post in any of the city's colleges, SOPU leadership has already started pondering as to how to make it thrive at the college level.
It is pertinent to mention here that SOPU rivals National Student's Union of India (NSUI) and Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) grabbed 10 and 6 seats, respectively, in the colleges.
"We have started thinking on a strategy and pull up our socks at the college level. Some of our basic strategies will be to start looking out for good, intelligent students who can make a difference with their contribution to the party and also those who work sincerely after nomination and victory. We also want to highlight even the smallest of the issues that college students are facing, including those related to canteens, hostels and parking," said Vikramjeet Singh Middhukhera, state president, SOPU.
"Our main focus will now be to bring up the outfit at the college level and we will also make sure that from next year onwards our candidates contest the election independently without any alliance. However, if needed, we will enter into an alliance also. The main colleges to focus will be DAV and Khalsa colleges where we will try to penetrate by roping in popular students," added Middhukhera.
First Published: Sep 08, 2012 19:38 IST