President of the state unit of NSUI, Yadopati Thakur has warned the Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University of dire consequences if student elections were banned in the state.

He said the Joint Action Committee of the students’ bodies had already given a call for an “education bandh” tomorrow to oppose the ‘anti-democratic’ designs of the university and the government.

He stated that VC is trying to exterminate the democratic rights of the students in the name of maintaining peace in educational institutions. He advised VC to avoid such anti democratic decision and threaten with Gandhian style agitation. He also claimed that if the elections were held, the NSUI would emerge as the largest students’ organisation in the state.

Many ABVP student leaders blamed Chief Minister for the present mess, they alleged that CM is trying to strengthen his son Anurag Thakur’s political career as he feared that a new leadership of the ABVP could pose a challenge to his son in future. ABVP leaders have also asked the state BJP chief Satpal Satti to clear his stand on the issue. The ABVP had threatened to convert the mission “repeat” into mission “delete” if the present situation continued.