NEW DELHI: JNU doesn't seem to be taking a break from being in the newspaper headlines for the past few months. Now, there is another news regarding the premier institute.
Preparing for another impasse, 'The JNU students' union polls will be conducted as per the JNU constitution. Students have passed a resolution that the university student union polls will not be taking place as per the Lyngdoh committee.
JNUSU vice President Shehla Rashid Shora said that a resolution regarding this was passed at a General body meeting last night attended by members of the students union.
She added," The Lyngdoh panel mandate has numerous arbitrary clauses which we have always been opposed to. Now we have decided to not to follow it and grip our polls as per the JNU university constitution."
JNU had revived the election process in 2012, after remaining suspended for 4 years over non-compliance of Lyngdoh committee approvals which were applied with a view to keep money and muscle power away from campus elections.
The committee headed by former chief Election Commissioner J M Lyngdoh had in 2005 suggested a cap of Rs 5000 on election expenditures per applicant besides framing other rules and guidelines for cleaning up campus politics. In 2006, the Supreme Court had directed that these recommendations be executed.
After a four year long legal battle, JNU students had agreed to a five-point relaxation to them from the recommendations and went forward with the polls. However, now the students decided to go by the JNU constitution and to boycott the Lyngdoh committee recommendations.
The university management has no role in the whole process of election. The students are the only authority for conduct of the student union elections.