Delhi HC dismisses plea of disqualified DUSU candidates

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 19:36

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday
dismissed the plea of disqualified DUSU poll candidates from
NSUI and AVBP who challenged the University`s decision of
disqualifying them for failing to comply with the Lyngdoh
Committee recommendations.

Five candidates-- Deepak Negi for the post of
President and Umesh Tomar for the post of Vice President from
NSUI and Rohit Chahal for President, Lalit Kumar for Secretary
and joint secretary Ashok Khare of ABVP --were disqualified by
the election officer on August 28.

They were found money in excess to the fixed amount of
Rs 5,000, using cars and organising rallies for the election
campaign, which were against the former Chief Election
Commissioner J M Lyngdoh`s recommendations.

In their petition, the candidates of Akhil Bharatiya
Vidyarthi Parishad (AVBP) alleged that the University has
misinterpreted the recommendations and sought the court to
restore their right to contest the election.

The National Students Union of India (NSUI) candidates
said the party was against the recommendations as they were
not feasible and the election officer cannot exercise his
power once their names were finalised.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 19:36

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