Delhi HC dismisses plea of disqualified DUSU candidates
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 01, 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 01, 2009, 19:36

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