Students pledge not to litter colleges during campaign
New Delhi: Many of the colleges have come up with a warning notice against the student political wings as their activists litter paper and tarnish the college properties by pasting posters in the name of the election campaign. The initiative was launched by the students of Ram Lal Anand College, first time ever, which has been gradually adopted by the several other varsity colleges like Kirori Mal College, Miranda House, Laxmi Bai College.
Students of Kirori Mal pasted the pledge notice at the entrance gate of the KMC College in highlighted letters reads, "We the students of Kirori Mal College would like to inform that we seriously condemn the act of littering paper unnecessarily for any election purpose. Therefore, we hereby pledge to not to vote for any party or individual will damage the college property by pasting stickers, posters".
Parties never follow the rules and regulation of Lyngdoh committee, meanwhile, they feel proud to spray the small play cards. They just spoil the beauty of the college by littering paper and posters and vandalizing the college property in the name of election campaign" said Himank Chaturvedi, a student of Kirori Mal College.
A same kind of notice has been issued first time by RLAC in which it threatens the student bodies that the student will boycott the college election. "We the students of Ram Lal Anand college pledge we will not vote for any party and candidates if we find the supporters are defacing or damaging the college properties" written on the board giving warning to the parties.
Contradictory to all the allegation, Amit Tanwar, DUSU president said, "We have already launched a cleanliness mission in DU and assure that will follow after the poll as well, meanwhile, trying to do this election campaign with minimum use of paper but not without it."
Meanwhile, representatives of some of the student outfits met the DUSU chief election officer (CEO) with multiple suggestions on poll reforms, including the issue of improving voter turnout.
The All India Students' Association (AISA) on Monday submitted a memorandum to CEO SB Babbar asking for deployment of VVPAT machines, inclusion of women-only colleges in the DUSU, and issuance of identity cards to all DU students which would ensure a larger turnout on voting day. Last week it was the ruling ABVP and its arch rival, the Congress-affiliated NSUI, which made representations to the election committee suggesting poll reforms.