The Delhi University (DU) election office on Thursday issued a stern warning to the student groups indulging in littering and vandalising of the premises, asking them to clean the campus in 36 hours or face action.
“The DUSU election committee directs the stakeholders to immediately stop all these activities and remove the posters or banners and clean the defaced walls within 36 hours of this notification, failing which action will be taken as per the extant rules, including non-acceptance of candidature, cancellation of nominations or even countermanding of elections,” said a letter issued by Chief Election Officer (CEO) S.B. Babbar.
He acknowledged the state of the campus roads which are buried under campaign paraphernalia and defaced properties and called it a “gross violations of code of conduct for DUSU elections, Lyngdoh Committee recommendations and National Green Tribunal order”.
The CEO said he and the Proctor have received many complaints about the defacement of the various college properties and movement of cavalcade of vehicles for campaigning purposes.
The Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) election for four central panel posts of President, Vice President, Joint Secretary and Secretary are scheduled to be held on September 12.
Although the groups will not announce their nominations before September 6, the entire campus, including the adjoining areas, is smeared with graffiti and posters bearing several possible candidates’ names.
There are also videos on social media of several luxury cars being used for campaigning and throwing flyers.