With no candidate in fray, fate of student council on AU campus in doldrums


ALLAHABAD: With the authorities of Allahabad University declaring the final list of candidates for elections for student council, there is no candidate left in fray. As such the formation of the maiden student council on the campus of AU, which was to replace the 96-year old student union, hangs in limbo.

On the day of nomination (October 16), 17 students of AU had filed their nominations but on the next day, all but two students withdrew their names. After scrutiny of nomination papers, the papers of the remaining two were found to be incomplete. Thus, there were no students left in the fray for contesting the elections of student council on the campus.

As per the regulations, the student council on the campus would have 133 members, 70 class representatives and the rest 63 were to be nominated by the varsity authorities. However, now that there is no one left in the fray, varsity authorities has to now decide whether it would continue with council’s election or not.

If sources are to be believed, the varsity authorities have cancelled the further proceedings pertaining to the formation of student council but as of now, the official version would be coming out on Tuesday.

AU PRO, Chitranjan Kumar said, “As per the schedule of the student council elections, the process would conclude on October 22 and till that the model code of conduct is enforced and as such we cannot come out with any statement regarding cancelling or moving ahead with the process of formation of student council on the campus”.

Meanwhile the student council elections at Iswar Saran degree college has been cancelled by the college authorities. This follows the fact that nomination papers the two candidates, left in the fray till Sunday, were found to be incomplete and as such no candidate is left in the fray.
“As there is no one in the fray, all the further proceedings regarding elections for student council on the campus has been cancelled”, said the Returning Officer (RO) of the college, Anuja Saluja.
At CMP degree college, the election for class representatives for the council was held on Monday. Out of the Eight students, Seven were elected unopposed against 30 posts. Out of these Eight, only two are female despite the fact that the norms of the council says that half of the members would be female. There was no representation from BA-II and BSc-III year.
The college authorities would be conducting elections for the central panel on Tuesday (October 22) comprising of five posts i.e. president, vice president, general secretary, joint secretary and cultural secretary.


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