SC seals fate of disqualified DUSU candidates, dismisses petition

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New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday sealed the fate of five students from National Students' Union of India (NSUI) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (AVBP), who challenged disqualification of their nomination for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) election.

The apex court dismissed the special leave petition filed by NSUI candidate Deepak Negi and another student, and said: "We find no ground to interfere with the impugned order of the High Court. The petition is dismissed."

A three-judge Bench of Justices B N Aggrawal, G S Singhvi and Aftab Alam gave the order.

Earlier, the Chief Election Officer had disqualified five candidates, Deepak Negi for the post of President (NSUI) and Umesh Tomar for the post of Vice President (NSUI) and Rohit Chahal for President (ABVP), Lalit Kumar for Secretary (ABVP) and joint secretary Ashok Khare (ABVP), on the ground of violation of code of conduct following failure to comply with the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations.

Following the disqualification the students had filed a petition in the High Court challenging the University's decision, however, the High Court said that the Chief Election Officer had taken the decision in accordance with the rules.

After the High Court decision the two candidates moved to the Supreme Court on September 1, and had sought an urgent hearing as the DUSU polls are scheduled for Friday. (ANI)

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