Considerations have come from many corners over the conduction of the Panjab College senate polls amid the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for the registered graduate constituency.
As many as 15 members are elected from a registered graduate constituency.
The election for the 91-member PU senate, which is the apex governing physique of the college, is scheduled in August and September this 12 months.
The members of the senate maintain completely different views relating to the conduction of elections amid pandemic that has grow to be a difficulty of debate on the college.
On 25 July, Panjab College senators Subhash Sharma, who’s ‘aligned’ in the direction of the Bhartiya Janta Get together (BJP), Varinder Singh Gill and Gurdeep Sharma and SS Sangha, had written to vice-president Venkaiah Naidu who can also be chancellor of the college relating to rescheduling elections contemplating the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nonetheless, calling it an unreasonable demand, senator Navdeep Goyal, from the alternative camp, who’s in alliance with Ashok Goyal, and Professor Ronki Ram and Keshav Malhotra have additionally written to the chancellor requesting that senate elections be held as per schedule because the election course of has already began and remaining voter checklist within the varied constituencies have additionally been launched. Of their letter, that they had acknowledged that the request to cease the election course of is nothing however to impede the democratic strategy of the senate election.
Different senators have additionally written to the chancellor demanding that elections be held as per schedule.
Navdeep Goyal stated, “Over 50% election course of has already been carried out. Members from varied constituencies have filed their nominations as properly, so there isn’t a level in rescheduling the senate elections now.”
PU senator Varinder Singh Gill, who needs the elections to be rescheduled stated, “We had additionally taken opinion from the fellows in Delhi, Punjab and Chandigarh they usually really feel that senate elections ought to be rescheduled taking into consideration the excessive danger of Covid-19.”