Utkal students meet CM over poll issue

Bhubaneswar: A day after giving memorandum to Governor SC Jamir demanding students’ union election, students of the Utkal University on Sunday met chief minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence in Bhubaneswar over the same issue.

Student leaders belonging to Utkal university unit of Biju Chhatra Janata Dal urged the chief minister for reconsideration of the decision taken by the varsity authorities to abort election this year.

In view of repeated violence, University PG council has decided to not to hold students’ election this year at a high-level meeting with top police officials and vice-chancellor.