INLD’S prospects in Haryana stu­dent polls look­ing bleak

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GU­RU­GRAM: The elec­toral prospects of In­dian Na­tional Lok Dal (INLD) in the up­com­ing elec­tions re­main uncer­tain as supremo Om Prakash Chau­tala, in an un­prece­dented move, dis­solved the party’s youth and stu­dent units.

The de­ci­sion is be­lieved to be taken on ac­count of in­dis­ci­pline among party work­ers.

The youth and stu­dent wings were be­ing man­aged by Chau­tala’s grand­sons Dushyant and Digvi­jay, re­spec­tively.

Digvi­jay, who spear­headed the In­dian Na­tional Stu­dents’ Or­gan­i­sa­tion, was at the fore­front of the de­mand to bring back stu­dent union elec­tions in Haryana, which will likely be held on Oc­to­ber 15 af­ter a gap of 22 years.

Count­ing is ex­pected to be­gin on the same day.

Gu­ru­gram holds the key as it not only has a size­able pop­u­la­tion of col­lege stu­dents, but is also very close to the na­tional cap­i­tal, mak­ing the dis­trict po­lit­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant.

The elec­tions will be held just a few months be­fore the gen­eral elec­tions, which will be fol­lowed by the As­sem­bly elec­tions. There are 12 col­leges in the Gu­ru­gram city it­self and among the chal­lenges plagu­ing them are short­age of courses, se­cu­rity of girl stu­dents and poor in­fra­struc­ture.

De­spite be­ing the rich­est dis­trict in the state, in terms of higher ed­u­ca­tion, Gu­rurgam does not have much to boast about.

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