Disqualified DUSU candidates plea dismissed by Delhi High Court

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New Delhi, Sep 1(ANI): A plea filed by five disqualified Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) poll candidates from National Students' Union of India (NSUI) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (AVBP) was dismissed by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.

The students had filed a petition in the High Court challenging the University's decision, which had disqualified them on the ground of violation of code of conduct following failure to comply with the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations, however the High Court said that the Chief Election Officer had taken the decision in accordance with the rules.

The Election officer had disqualified the 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).

The officer had found them violating recommendations, which included spending more than the Rs 5,000 allotted for each candidate, using cars and organising rallies for the election campaign.

In the petition, the ABVP candidates said that the University misinterpreted the recommendations and sought the High Court to restore their right to contest the election. (ANI)

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