State education minister Partha Chatterjee has said that the state government has no plans to hold student elections in various colleges at the moment. Chatterjee made it clear that state government will not hold students union polls in the colleges where the tenures of the existing chattra sangsad have ended.
He said that a decision will be taken on the matter after three months. Student elections are generally held at colleges and universities in between December and January. However, this year the students union elections could not be held due as the West Bengal assembly election was due.
The government also stated that the state police force could not be deployed for the student polls as it was needed for smooth functioning of the Assembly elections. Taking lessons from previous incidents of violence during college elections, the state government wanted to hold elections amidst tight security to ensure no untoward incidents occur.
Chatterjee had earlier said that elections could be held between June and July. However, the state government is not willing to take any risk this time.