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GU polls on October 30

Panjim: The Goa University Students Council (GUSC) elections for the current academic year will be held on October 30. The council for 2017-18 was ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).

The elections, which are normally held in the beginning of the Academic year in August, this year have been delayed and scheduled at the fag-end of the first semester of the academic year. This has irked National Students Union of India (NSUI), Goa unit who on Monday gheoraoed the Director of Students Welfare GU question the reason for delay.

NSUI Goa president Ahraz Mulha alleged that BJP student’s wing had deliberately delayed the polls as they are not much interested in the issues faced by the students. “The council is one that deals with student’s issues and problems. How can elections take place after end of first semester? The examinations are also scheduled from October 4,” Mulha said.

NSUI in August had raised the issue over delay in council election. The Congress backed students’ union claim that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s absentee from State, is the reason for delay in polls. “BJYM is completely dependent on Parrikar to decide on the strategy. Hence, we suspect it was because of Parrikar’s non presence, that delayed the polls,” he said. [H]

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