CHANDIGARH, September 15: The Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) today extended its support to the Congress for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state on the condition that the government will fulfill its financial commitments towards the University, which the Akalis have failed since 2008.
The PUCSC office bearers who included president Nishant Kaushal, vice president Avneet Kaur, Secretary Ashiq Mohammad and Joint Secretary Amit Kaushik said that they had high expectations from Capt Amarinder Singh and wanted him to become the Chief Minister.
They said, their support to the Congress was conditional and they wanted the party government to release the grant to the Panjab University that Punjab government owes to it for last several years.
Quoting the PU Vice Chancellor, they said, the university was at the verge of closure since the Punjab government had not provided the grants that it was supposed to. Giving details, they said, the Punjab government owed about Rs 250 crores to the University and the amount was piling up.
Capt Amarinder thanked the PUCSC for its support. He promised that his government will ensure that the PU, which is one of the prestigious institutions in the country gets all the grants due to it from the Punjab government.
Other prominent leaders present on the occasion included AICC in charge for Punjab Ms Asha Kumari, Campaign Committee Chairperson Ms Ambika Soni, AICC secretary Harish Chaudhary, Laal Singh, PYC president Amarpreet Laly, Birinder Dhillon, Khushbaz Jatana, Naval Deep Singh and others.