Filing of nomination ends amid series of campus violence incidents
Bhubaneswar: As the aspiring candidates filed their nomination papers for the students’ union elections, a series of incidents of violence rocked college campuses across the State today.
According to reports, unidentified miscreants hurled bombs at the ladies hostel of NC College in Jajpur early morning today forcing the authorities to close the college sine die. However, no casualties or damages have been reported in the incident.
In another incident, panic struck Niali College in Cuttack district after some bike-borne miscreants threw bombs inside the campus while students were filing their nomination papers. Later, adequate police forces were deployed in and around the college to avoid any untoward situation further.
Bombs were also hurled in Anandapur College in Keonjhar district on Tuesday late night. However, the filing of nomination was carried out in the college today as per the schedule amid tight security.
Poll-related violence was also reported from Deogarh College after the students locked up the main gate of the college today.
On the other hand, students across the various colleges and universities including Rama Devi Women’s University, B.J.B Autonomous College, Maharishi College of Natural Law and Rajdhani College in Bhubaneswar filed their nominations for the students’ union elections scheduled to be held on October 11.
Aspiring candidates and their supporters came out in procession and filed their nomination papers from between 9 am to 12 pm while scrutiny of the papers will be done between 2 pm and 4 pm today, sources said.
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Candidates are allowed to withdraw their names by October 4 after which the final list of candidates will be published on the same day. The ‘Why I stand for’ meeting will be held on October 10.
Poling will be conducted between 8 am and 2 pm on October 11 while the counting and results will be declared by evening on the same day. The oath taking ceremony of elected students’ representatives will be held on October 12.
Meanwhile, students’ union polls have been cancelled in seven educational institutions including Ravenshaw, Utkal and Sambalpur universities following unrest in the campuses.