JNU campus all braced up for student union polls tomorrow

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New Delhi, Nov 1 (UNI) Thirty-six candidates will be testing their electoral fortunes in the Jawaharlal Nehru Union student union polls tomorrow, the run-up to which saw hot national issues like the Indo-US nuclear deal, OBC quota and the Nandigram issues being raked up by various student groups.

Ahead of the elections, the annual presidential debate was held last night which was dominated by the Lygdoh Commission recommendations and some social issues, according to the JNU union office.

Another 99 candidates belonging to different groups are also in the fray for the posts of councillors at all the centres of the university.

The groups in the fray -- Left-backed SFI and AISA, Congress-backed NSUI, BJP-backed ABVP which is banking on the anti-incumbency factor and independent YFE among others -- also raised the key issues of class as well as religion during the canvassing for the polls.

An estimated 420 nominations were filed for various posts, out of which 36 found a place the final list for the polls.

CPI(ML)-backed AISA had staged a comeback in the student union polls last year on two of the four central panel polls whereas CPM-backed SFI-AISF combine put another two in its kitty.


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