The meeting of the Steering Committee of the Seven Party Alliance has decided to put on hold the election of Free Student Unions (FSU).
The meeting held at CPN-Maoist head office in Buddhangar decided to ask student organisations to suspend the FSU election as it could affect the constituent assembly elections. The CPN-UML leaders, however, insisted that the FSU polls should take place.
The Maoist side proposed to suspend the campus election taking into consideration the need to intensify the CA polls campaigning, emphasising that the students should also actively take part in it.
Nepali Congress and other smaller parties raised no objection to the proposal to stall the FSU polls.
however, student organisations have not yet reacted to the Steering Committee's decision.