HC orders Lucknow varsity not to hold union polls
Lucknow: Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High court today ordered the Lucknow University not to hold students`s union polls due this month and fixed October 17 as the next date of hearing in the case.
A division bench comprising Justices Umanath Singh and Vijay Kumar Dixit passed this order on the petition of one Hemant Singh.
Singh in his petition said that the age of candidates should be fixed from the beginning of the academic session and requested that polls be held on recommendations of the Lyngdoh committee.
As per the committee recommendations, the union polls should be held within six to eight weeks from the start of the academic session.
Singh said that as per the university, the age of the candidate should be fixed from the date of nomination due to which he could not contest the polls.
He urged that in Delhi University and Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna University, Dehradun, the age of candidates were decided from the state of academic session and same should be done in the university here.
The court while hearing the petition, fixed October 17 as the next date of hearing and asked the university not to hold election till then.
The university has been asked to file counter affidavit by this date.
The students union polls in university were scheduled on October 15 and the process for the same had started.
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