Student union polls: Court issues notices to RU officials


Jaipur: The Rajasthan High court has issued notices to the Rajasthan University over alleged irregularities in the student union elections held recently . The single bench of Justice KS Ahluwalia issued notices to the vice chancellor, dean students' welfare, registrar, chief election officer, returning officer and students' union president Ankit Dayal on an election petition filed by the ABVP candidate and he runner up in the election to the RUSU president post, Akhilesh Pareek.

The petition pointed out that out of the total number of 24,351votes, 14,340 voters exercised their franchise in the August 31 election. According to the university , 14,167 votes were found valid and 134 votes were declared as invalid. 

The petition said the total number of valid votes and invalid ones come to be 14,301 votes which are short of 39 votes of the total number of votes polled. It asked where have gone the remaining 39 votes. The present student union president was elected on a majority of just 36 votes over the petitioner. The petitioner demanded recounting of the votes and cancellation of the election of the present student union president Ankit Dayal.

HC: Give `logic' behind discrimination among physically challenged persons
Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court has asked the medical and health department about the `logic' behind the discrimination among the physically challenged persons.

The division bench order followed a special appeal petition field by Chotulal Gujjar against the single bench order which subscribed to the medical department contention that the benefit of reservation could be provided to those candidates who are having disability only in one leg. Due to such a provision, the petitioner was declared ineligible for appointment.

Laxmikant Sharma (Malpura), counsel for the petitioner, said the petitioner is a 60% disabled on both his legs. On completion of nursing and midwifery course, he has registered with the Rajasthan Nursing Council and he is currently working at a private hospital.