The Haryana government has decided to hold students' union elections in state colleges and universities on October 17.
The elections in the state are being held after a gap of 22 years. However, this year the government has decided to hold indirect polls to students' unions in Haryana.
Through the indirect polls, class representatives (CRs) will be elected in colleges and department representatives (DRs) in universities, according to an official statement issued here.
The CRs and DRs will further elect the president and other office bearers in the colleges and universities.
"After a long period of 22 years, the present government has taken initiative to conduct the students' union elections in the state. No other previous government ever considered about conducting the elections of the students' unions," Khattar said.
Meanwhile, various students' organisations in the state, including the NSUI, INSO and others, are against the state government's move to hold indirect polls.
The elections will held in all the 293 colleges affiliated to all the state universities and about 4.50 lakh students are likely to participate in the polls, the statement said.
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