Campaigning has reached its peak at University Law College of Gauhati University as the University Law College Students’ Union (ULCSU) election is scheduled to be held on March 12.

Counting of ballots will take place on the same day after 2.30 pm.

None of the leading student organizations including All Assam Student’s Union (AASU) has officially revealed the names of their candidates.

However, the candidates for the posts of general secretary, literary, fine arts, debate, symposium, major games, minor games, boys’ common room, girls’ common room, social service secretary and gymnasium, most of whom are backed by AASU, are likely to be elected unopposed.

This came to light as the nominations of 9 candidates one each in 9 posts were found valid as per the notification released by returning officer of University Law College Students’ Union 2020-21, Gauhati University, Dr. Bikash Gogoi on Thursday.

The candidates whose nominations were found valid include Nayan Jyoti Sarania (general secretary), Amanpreet Kaur (literary and fine arts), Insarun Begum (debate and symposium), Rajiv Hussain Fakir (major games), Monika Devi (minor games), Souham Sarkar (boys’ common room), Mayuri Bezbaruah (girls’ common room), Shibani Kashyap (social service) and Bhaskar Jyoti Sarma (gymnasium).

The college insiders said the election will be a cakewalk for the influential All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) backed candidates.

Meanwhile, campaigning continues in full swing at the hostels and Gauhati University campus with around 650 students from the college eligible to exercise their franchise.

A member of the University Law College’s AASU unit, “We are upbeat about the outcome of the election as most of our candidates will win uncontested and in the remaining posts, we will win with thumping margins.”

Shajid Khan

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