IMPHAL, Oct 9 : The All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU) has asserted that the election process for electing office bearers of Johnstone Higher Secondary School Students' Union should be put on hold till all outstanding issues are settled.
Underlining the reason for the stand, the president of Imphal West district committee of AMSU, Thokchom Basanta said that election has been scheduled on October 12 and the scrutiny is to be conducted tomorrow.
However the election notification was issued only today and the time for submitting nomination papers was given from 11 am to 1 pm today, he claimed. Moreover the election notification was not pasted on the notice board of the school.
The Principal of the school also refused to accept the nomination paper of a candidate for Magazine Secretary, said Basanta and added that in protest against this discrimination two other intending candidates too did not submit their nomination papers. Issuing the election notification today and wrapping up the time to submit the nomination paper today itself, that too only between 11 am and 1 pm is not acceptable, he added. As such until the matter is resolved, AMSU will ban the scheduled scrutiny tomorrow and all election process, said Basanta further.