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PU students attack JDU vice president Prashant Kishor

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PK-04PATNA : A massive political controversy has erupted after JDU vice president and close aide of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Prashant Kishor, was attacked by students of the Patna University after his meeting with the university vice-chancellor Rasbihari Singh at his residence on Monday night.

The JDU leader was attacked by students who had gathered outside Singh’s residence. The vehicle in which Kishor had come to meet the Vice-Chancellor was also damaged by the students. Patna Police had a tough time ensuring that the JDU leader escaped unhurt from the university campus.

The meeting with Patna University Vice-Chancellor came just two days ahead of the crucial students union elections on December 5. Interestingly, professor Ram Shankar Arya, advisor to the chief election officer, was also present in this meeting which went on for almost 3 hours.The Patna University Students Union election this time is witnessing an interesting battle between candidates of ABVP against the JDU, who are making their electoral debut in the university elections.
Allegedly, Prashant Kishor is garnering the support of youth from across the state ever since he has become the vice president of the party. Over the last few days, he has been meeting youths from Bihar at 7, Circular Road, the residence of Nitish Kumar from where he operates. BJP has been alleging that Prashant was trying to influence the students’ union elections in favour of JDU. Irked by his repeated interference in the upcoming students union election, four BJP legislators had issued a press statement slamming Kishor.
A BJP delegation led by MLA Nitin Navin met governor Lalji Tandon on Monday night soon after Prashant Kishor met the Vice Chancellor at his residence followed by him being attacked by students. The BJP delegation demanded the Governor to conduct the Patna University Students Union elections in the free and fair manner. It may be mentioned that campaigning for the December 5 elections ended at 5 pm on December 3 and the model code of conduct was in place.

According to rules, no leader of any political party could enter the college premises after the end of campaigning and therefore Prashant Kishor’s meeting with PU VC raised eyebrows. Reportedly, he met VC with the intention to pressurise him to ensure the victory of JDU in the elections.

A massive political controversy has erupted after JDU Vice President and close aide of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Prashant Kishor, was attacked by students of the Patna University after his meeting with the university vice-chancellor Rasbihari Singh at his residence on Monday night.

The JDU leader was attacked by students who had gathered outside Singh’s residence. The vehicle in which Kishor had come to meet the Vice-Chancellor was also damaged by the students.Patna Police had a tough time ensuring that the JDU leader escaped unhurt from the university campus.

The meeting with Patna University Vice-Chancellor came just two days ahead of the crucial students union elections on December 5. Interestingly, professor Ram Shankar Arya, advisor to the chief election officer, was also present in this meeting which went on for almost 3 hours.The Patna University Students Union election this time is witnessing an interesting battle between candidates of ABVP against the JDU, who are making their electoral debut in the university elections.

Allegedly, Prashant Kishor is garnering the support of youth from across the state ever since he has become the vice president of the party. Over the last few days, he has been meeting youths from Bihar at 7, Circular Road, the residence of Nitish Kumar from where he operates.BJP has been alleging that Prashant was trying to influence the students’ union elections in favour of JDU.Irked by his repeated interference in the upcoming students union election, four BJP legislators had issued a press statement slamming Kishor.
A BJP delegation led by MLA Nitin Navin met governor Lalji Tandon on Monday night soon after Prashant Kishor met the Vice Chancellor at his residence followed by him being attacked by students. The BJP delegation demanded the Governor to conduct the Patna University Students Union elections in the free and fair manner.It may be mentioned that campaigning for the December 5 elections ended at 5 pm on December 3 and the model code of conduct was in place.

According to rules, no leader of any political party could enter the college premises after the end of campaigning and therefore Prashant Kishor’s meeting with PU VC raised eyebrows. Reportedly, he met VC with the intention to pressurise him to ensure the victory of JDU in the elections.

“It was his personal visit. Some students had some misunderstanding about his visit. When he was going from the University, then a student threw stone at the car. We have detained the student and will question him if he is from the university or from somewhere else,” a police official told ANI.

Prashant Kishor joined the JD(U) in September, after nearly six years of formulating election strategies.
In the middle of the drama, a delegation of BJP lawmakers met with Governor Lalji Tandon complaining about interference in the university polls. In the last two days, eight BJP legislators have issued statements condemning the role of what they describe as “event management professionals” in the elections.The campaigning for the student elections came to an end on Monday evening and voting will take place on Wednesday.
Mr Kishor joined Nitish Kumar’s party in October after nearly six years as an election strategist for not just the Bihar Chief Minister but also Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress.His first assignment is to build the students’ wing of the party. Polls to the Patna University Students’ Union elections will take place tomorrow.(With Agency inputs).

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