Student union elections in M.P. likely after 15 years

first_imgAfter a gap of over 15 years, Madhya Pradesh is likely to witness student union polls in September-October. The Kamal Nath-led government is keen to hold the polls in around 1,300 universities across the State.State Higher Education Minister Jitu Patwari confirmed this and said the government was in favour of students directly electing their representatives.“The elections might take place in September-October and the government will ensure that the polls are conducted peacefully,” he said.Indirect elections The student union polls were discontinued in Madhya Pradesh in 2003 by the then BJP government. However, it allowed indirect ways of holding the elections till 2006. The students could chose their leaders in the class who elected the leaders for the student bodies. But this was also discontinued following the death of Professor H.S. Sabharwal during the elections in 2006. Prof. Sabharwal (59), head of the department of Political Science at Madhav College in Ujjain, was attacked by a mob of 25 to 30 students on August 26, 2006, at the college premises after he cancelled the students’ council elections. He died at the hospital the next day.last_img

first_imgAfter a gap of over 15 years, Madhya Pradesh is likely to witness student union polls in September-October. The Kamal Nath-led government is keen to hold the polls in around 1,300 universities across the State.State Higher Education Minister Jitu Patwari confirmed this and said the government was in favour of students directly electing their representatives.“The elections might take place in September-October and the government will ensure that the polls are conducted peacefully,” he said.Indirect elections The student union polls were discontinued in Madhya Pradesh in 2003 by the then BJP government. However, it allowed indirect ways of holding the elections till 2006. The students could chose their leaders in the class who elected the leaders for the student bodies. But this was also discontinued following the death of Professor H.S. Sabharwal during the elections in 2006. Prof. Sabharwal (59), head of the department of Political Science at Madhav College in Ujjain, was attacked by a mob of 25 to 30 students on August 26, 2006, at the college premises after he cancelled the students’ council elections. He died at the hospital the next day.last_img

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