Political interest-PYC president demanded University Elections in Covid 19 pandemic
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
To gain politically, Punjab Youth Congress President Brinder Singh Dhillon, raised a demand for University Elections in Punjab, in Covid 19 pandemic. Today he wrote a letter to Punjab chief minister in this connection requested him to conduct elections in the colleges and universities of Punjab as per the Lyngdoh guidelines passed by Supreme court in 2006
When contacted, he said” i wrote a letter to the CM, as he had already announced to hold university elections. When the colleges, universities will open, the process will start by then and if CM gave his consent, we will start the process.This will help us in 2022 elections ”
Dhillon wrote in his letter, “throwing back to the turbulent times of 1984, elections were banned in the state, but Congress Party in their manifesto in 2017 had promised re-initiation of student elections.”
Brinder Singh Dhillon, who himself remained an active student leader during his college & university days is credited with opening the doors of Punjab University for NSUI, a couple of years back with a cleensweep in the student elections.
Aiming at involving the young minds of Punjab in the position of primary stakeholders in the process of democracy and being the usherers of change, Dhillon has asked for elections to be held in a phased manner as per Lyngdoh Committee recommendations.
PYC also plans to submit memorandums to each college and university in the state, seeking their feedback on the student elections, apart from roping in the MPs and MLAs to press upon the demand of elections.
After 1984 , there has been riots in Gujrat, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, resulting in thousands of deaths but elections have been an ongoing process there also.
Considering that students elections are a routine affair in Chandigarh and Haryana also opening elections to colleges and university last year, PYC President aims at bringing student representation to Punjab, inviting fresh direction to policy making and strengthening accountability.
Hailing Captain Amarinder Singh as a champion of democracy , his respect for institutions and his faith in the Indian constitution,it would be an apt decision in these times and will further cement the belief that Punjab has left its troubled times far behind and has emerged as a prosperous states with law and order fully intact under Captain Amarinder Singh.
Since it was announced by Chief Minister himself on the floor of the house on 26th March 2018 , this will be a decision which we will have to take sooner then later to usher these democratic reforms and make necessary arrangements before we open up colleges and university in this coming session. A similar letter will be sent to all MLA’s and Mp’s by the district president of youth Congress to press for the early conduct of student union elections