STUDENTS BODIES TO BOYCOTT OCTOBER 17 ELECTIONS
CHANDIGARH : Various student organisations on Saturday announced to boycott the indirect student body polls scheduled to be held on October 17 across Haryana.
Talking to mediapersons, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) state president Divyanshu Budhiraja said students demanded direct polls in colleges and universities of Haryana, while the state government was preferred indirect polls so as to manipulate results in the favour of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the ruling BJP.
The NSUI is the student wing of the Congress, which is in opposition in Haryana.
Divyanshu, who was accompanied by representatives of several student bodies, said the Indian National Students Organisation (INSO), the student wing of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), namely and the Students’ Federation of India (SFI), backed by CPI, have decided to boycott the polls among other organisations.
He said they will also hold demonstrations against the government on October 17.