Poll fever grips Punjabi varsity campus

Teachers visit door to door seeking votes

Poll fever grips Punjabi varsity campus

Patiala, September 27

Punjabi University teachers’ groups have actively started campaigning days before the PUTA elections.

Both alliances have started door-to-door campaigning to woo voters. University professors associated with the Joint Action Committee comprising of teaching and non-teaching faculty said their protest being held for various unresolved matters for the past over 50 days was also going on side by side. The groups had already released their manifestoes.

The Progressive Teachers’ Alliance (PTA) today went door to door in the residential areas of the university, Urban Estate and the Chinar Bagh areas to seek votes.

Dr Jasdeep Singh Toor of the PTA said: “We are getting positive response from faculty members. Our protest for grants for the university is also going on simultaneously as those are our most important demands in the interest of the university.” He said they would continue campaigning till September 30 as the elections would be held on October 1.

The Teachers’ United Front, other alliance of the teachers’ groups, today campaigned on the university campus till evening. Dr Kesar Singh Bhangoo of the Department of Economics and the alliance convener, said: “We went from house to house on the university campus today. We will go to the Bathinda campuses on Tuesday. We will also visit the Mohali campus.”

He said the group had also demanded that separate pooling booths should be made on the Bathinda and Mohali campuses in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. — TNS

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