The Sources told the Newsline that the administration was being “Extra cautious” with regard to the “legality of conducting elections” on campus in view of the SC order and the Lyngdoh Committee Recommendations. The Dean of students, Abdul Nafey said the previous schedule was only “Tentative”. The elections will now be held in accordance with the new dates notified.
According to the new schedule, the nomination for elections will begin on February 21 and candidates will be allowed to withdraw nominations in the first half of the following day. Elections are being held on the campus after four years and students have decided to settle for mid polls as an interim measure.
The highlight of the elections, the presidential debate, is likely to be held on February 28, after which no campaigning will be allowed till polling ends. Four office-bearers and 31 other will be elected on March 1. Prior to that, general body meetings will be held at all the schools before a University General Body Meeting (UGBM) is held on February 27.
During this, candidates for the post of Vice-president, general secretary and joint secretary will address the students and respond to their questions.
Source : The Indian Express