Bhubaneswar: Filing of nominations by the aspiring candidates of all colleges and universities in Odisha for the ensuing students’ union elections ended this morning without any untoward incident.
As per reports, the candidates came to their respective institutions in a procession with their supporters and filed their nominations.
Elaborate security arrangements were made in all colleges and universities to ward off any untoward incident.
However, tension ran high in Capital Law College in Bhubaneswar during filing of nominations due to protest by one group of students against lifting of sine die last night while the other group of students staged road blockade on NH-16 demanding election. A scuffle ensued between the students and the police as the latter tried to evict them from the NH, reports said.
Apprehending trouble, additional police force has been deployed in the college premises.
On the other hand, students of BJB Junior College staged a road blockade on Bhubaneswar-Puri National Highway in protest against the decision of the college authorities to cancel the elections.
In Cuttack, the candidates of Ravenshaw University, Sailabala Women’s College and Christ College filed their nominations amid tight security.
As per the schedule, the last date for withdrawal of nominations and final list of candidates is scheduled on October 1. This will be followed by ‘Why I Stand For’ meeting on October 4.
Polling would begin from 8 AM to 2 PM on October 5 while the results will be announced in the afternoon on the same day.
The oath taking ceremony will be held on October 6.