PUSU alleges foul play by varsity authorities
At a press conference that was held on Sunday, Brar alleged that the elections were not held in a free and fair manner and that the authorities followed double standards in dealing with the student parties.
“Yesterday I submitted my representation pointing out various violations by the parties during campaigning and have also asked for an independent body to recount the votes that were declared invalid for the post of vice-president. The figures of invalid votes are ridiculous and they suggest that there is some foul play involved,” said Brar, who lost by a margin of 45 votes.
The number of invalid votes polled for the vice-presidential post was 677, which is 61 votes more than the invalid votes of other posts put together.
On being asked if the poll results would have been in the PUSU’s favour had their alliance partner ,NSUI, supported them strongly throughout, the PUSU party in-charge Sumit Goklaney replied, “Initially, we did face some resistance from NSUI as the nomination of their candidate had been rejected and so we had to field our back-up candidate. However, we soon resolved the issue and got the full support from NSUI.”
Goklaney further said, “It was the authorities
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