In what may be branded as a funny incident, the country’s
coaching capital, Kota, witnessed a buffalo inaugurating the Student Union (SU)
office of the Government Commerce College Kota (GCCK). This was in protest
against the college administration who had withheld approval for inaugurating
the office since August 2015.

The GCCK SU president, Praful Pathak, of the National Student
Union of India (NSUI) brought a garlanded buffalo with a placard stating ‘Principal’
tied around its neck, to the college campus and marched it to the SU office.
The buffalo was treated like a chief guest of the event. Later the students
also locked GCCK Principal HL Meena out of his office, while the buffalo stood

On being
asked about the issue, Mr. Meena said that the administration was putting in
efforts to inaugurate the office, but the different student leaders and their groups
had some differences which were delaying the inauguration.

Pathak told PaGaLGuY that the college was facing pressure from
the state’s ruling party BJP to not inaugurate the SU office, as the NSUI, a
Congress Party student wing, had won the SU elections in August. “The last date
for inauguration was January 31, but the college administration was behaving
like a buffalo. So we got an actual buffalo to inaugurate the SU office,” he

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