Jaipur: Student union elections in Rajasthan will be conducted this month, higher education minister Kiran Maheshwari told media persons in Jaipur on Monday. Student union elections are to take place in all the universities in the state including Rajasthan University in Jaipur, Jai Narayan Vyas University (JNVU), Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Udaipur and Maharshi Dayanand Sarswati University in Ajmer and their constituent colleges.
She said that the student election dates will be finalized soon. She also clarified that elections may be postponed in the areas where chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra is being taken out.
The minister was inaugurating the building of a girls’ hostel when she made this announcement. It has come as good news for student leaders and their supporters who have been waiting for the government to announce the election dates.
NSUI supporters staged a protest when the inauguration program was taking place. They shouted slogans and demanded that the government should announce the election dates.
Student union elections will be closely watched by political experts as they are taking place ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan. Congress-supported NSUI and BJP-supported ABVP candidates and their supporters will leave no stone unturned to win the elections.
First published: August 13, 2018