Jaipur (Rajasthan): Rajasthan National Students Union of India (NSUI) president Abhimanyu Puniya and his associate Ranveer Singhania, who is also a candidate in the university polls, were on Wednesday night attacked by at least a dozen men on the Rajasthan University campus, a police official said. The University students’ polls are due on August 31.Also Read - Postpone NEET UG 2022: NSUI Writes Fresh Letter to Education Minister, Urges Govt to Delay Exam For 45 Days

Both were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for multiple injuries and later discharged. The two, however, returned to the campus and staged a protest against the university administration and the state government. The police said that Ranveer and Abhimanyu were going back to their hostel after discussions on student union polls when the attack took place. Also Read - Sachin Wants To Pilot Rajasthan 'Without Delay', Congress Stares At Another Crisis Ahead of Polls

Ranveer alleged that the police was present when the attack took place. This shows it was a coordinated plan at the behest of the state government,” he alleged. A case has been registered against the miscreants and hunt is on to nab them, the police said. Also Read - Happy With Rajasthan Cabinet Reshuffle, Says Congress Leader Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot condemned the incident. “There is no place for violence in politics. Hope the accused shall be arrested soon. I wish for early recovery of Ranveer and Abhimanyu,” he tweeted.

With IANS inputs