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Student polls in Rajasthan: Voting begins at 7 universities and 175 colleges

Counting of votes to take place on September 4.

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February 1, 2018, 3:29 pm

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Jaipur: The voting for student union elections in seven government universities and 175 colleges began at 8 am on Monday. The counting of votes will take place on September 4.

Except universities and government colleges in Udaipur division where elections were postponed due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on Tuesday, all other universities and colleges went to polls on Monday. Voting will take place in Udaipur on September 4 and the results will be declared on the same day.

Heavy police force has been deployed in Rajasthan University and its constituent colleges to ensure peaceful voting and thwart any attempt at creating ruckus.

“We have deployed nearly 2000 policemen at the university and the colleges,” said a senior police officer.

There are 97 polling booths and 24 polling centres in Jaipur. CCTVs have also been installed. Parking won’t be allowed at any of the colleges and at the university. Traffic policemen have been deputed at all the places where voting is taking place to take action against traffic rule violators.

There are 23,651 registered voters, but ID cards have been issued to only 19,394 to students.

Nine student leaders are contenting in the elections for the presidential post in Rajasthan University. Deepak Kumar Meena will fight the election for the post of president from NSUI. His main contender will be Sanjay Machedi of ABVP. Pawan Yadav who became a dissident after he was not given a ticket by ABVP has filed his nomination as an independent candidate. Rahul Bhakar, an NSUI dissident, is also in the fray.

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First published: August 28, 2017