Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17:
Ahead of students’ union election in Odisha, tension erupted in BJB college here when some students ransacked the office of the principal for not taking any action against outsiders, who frequent the college campus during the election.
According to sources, students associated with Mahesh Prasad, a former president of the college, ransacked the college and the principal’ss office for allegedly not providing security to the students.
Prasad, who is a third year student, alleged that the college authorities took no action after his supporters were beaten up by some outsiders in the college today.
However, his opponents have a different story. “There is nothing like this as alleged by him. Since he had done nothing during his tenure as president, he is trying to politicise the matter to ensure the victory of his candidate this time,” said a student belonging to the rival camp.
Meanwhile, BJB college principal Mohammed Nawaz Hasan blamed the police for the problem in the campus. “Though we have repeatedly drawn the attention of the commissionerate police to the urgent need to deploy adequate security force inside the college, they have not paid any heed to our demand,” he said.