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Student unions' elections held amid stray incidents of violence

Posted on Aug 18, 09:54PM | UNI

Groups of students protesting against alleged fake polling in Karauli turned violent and resorted to stone pelting even as simultaneous polling in the student union elections in universities, government colleges and law colleges was held today in Rajasthan amid stray incidents of violence.

Police used tear gas shells to disperse the agitating students in Karauli. They tried to control the situation with the use of batons but when in vain they had to burst tear gas shells, police sources said.

Two groups of students also clashed in Beawar and the police used force to disperse them.

Again the police intervened to disperse two rival groups of students who clashed over some poll related dispute in Udaipur.

Amid such stray incidents, polling in student union elections in 15 universities and more than 130 colleges spread over the state was held in respective towns between 0800 and 1300 hrs today.

Results are expected tonight.

The main contest was between National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad(ABVP)--, the student wings of the ruling Congress and the rival BJP respectively--,however, at some places there were some rebel/ Independents and even some local outfits too.