No decision on holding students` union elections in BHU

Even after the intervention of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, no decision has been taken so far on holding students` union elections of Benaras Hindu University (BHU).

Varanasi: Even after the intervention of AICC
general secretary Rahul Gandhi, no decision has been taken so far on holding students` union elections of Benaras Hindu
University (BHU).

The BHU administration has said no decision has been
taken for holding students` union elections. Moreover, the
students council formed in 2007 after implementation of
Lyngdoh Committee report is doing a commendable job, it said.

On October 30, the Congress general secretary had led a
delegation of student representatives of three Uttar Pradesh-
based central universities in a meeting with HRD Minister
Kapil Sibal to demand holding of students` union elections
which were banned due to unrest in the campuses.

After Congress General Secretary meet HRD Minister, a
meeting of senior BHU officials under the chairmanship of Vice
Chancellor Dhirendra Pal Singh met but no decision has been
taken to hold students union election, Chairman of press,
publication and publicity (PPP)cell Professor Rajesh Singh
said.

According to Lingdoh Committee report, a students`
council was formed in October 2007, Rajesh said.
Since then the students` council is formed every year,
and is working satisfactorily, Rajesh said.

Students union elections have not been held in BHU since
the violent incidents in 1997.

PTI

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