City col­lege prin­ci­pal loses PU se­nate polls

In­cum­bent can­di­date Prof Ke­shav Malhotra from Chandi­garh de­feated Jan­mit Singh, prin­ci­pal, Shree Atam Val­labh Jain Col­lege, in 1st phase

HT Ludhiana Live - - Education/tion/sports - Divya Goyal ludlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­times.com LUD­HI­ANA: Jan­mit Singh

Jan­mit Singh, prin­ci­pal of Shree Atam Val­labh Jain Col­lege, was de­feated by an in­cum­bent can­di­date Prof Ke­shav Malhotra from Chandi­garh in the first phase of Pan­jab Univer­sity (PU) se­nate elec­tions held in Chandi­garh on Wed­nes­day.

The elec­tions were con­ducted to ap­point six new sen­a­tors from ma­jor and com­bined fac­ul­ties.

It was for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive time that Prof Malhotra won the se­nate elec­tions from the fac­ulty of lan­guages. Ear­lier, he had de­feated Prof Akshaya Ku­mar with a huge mar­gin in 2008 elec­tions.

This year, out of 101 votes, Malhotra was able to amass 61, while Singh se­cured 37 votes and 3 votes were de­clared in­valid.

Singh, who had won the PU se­nate seat in 2008 from the prin­ci­pals’ con­stituency, is no more a PU se­nate mem­ber af­ter los­ing from lan­guages fac­ulty this year.

Af­ter win­ning the elec­tions, The PU needs to be­come a dy­namic in­sti­tu­tion and I will make sure that new and bet­ter tech­niques are adopted for the ben­e­fit of students and fac­ul­ties.”

Con­grat­u­lat­ing Malhotra on his con­sec­u­tive vic­tory, Harpreet Dua, a PU se­nate mem­ber from GGN Khalsa Col­lege, said: “His good work has earned him a PU se­nate seat for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive time.” Dua will be con­test­ing for the PU se­nate seat from the pro­fes­sors’ con­stituency, the elec­tion for which will be held on Septem­ber 23 and the booths for which will be set in dif­fer­ent col­leges across the state.

Harpreet Dua as­serted that five out of six seats in the fac­ulty elec­tions were won by the can­di­dates be­long­ing to Ashok Goyal group.

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