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New Delhi:  Killing all the speculations, after Aam Aadmi Party’s ambitious attempt at DUSU seats with its student wing CYSS, the BJP student wing swept the student elections in the University of Delhi.

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Saturday won the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections by bagging all  four posts with spectacular margins.

The candidates of the ABVP won the posts of president, vice president, secretary and joint secretary.

Satinder Awana, an M.A. Buddhist Studies student, won the president’s post by 6,500 votes.

After winning, Awana said: “I won by 6,500 votes and the credit of my win goes to the DU students. Students trusted us and we will fulfil our promises. We will fight for students safety, women security, new colleges.”

The vice president’s post was won by Sunny Dedha, a law student, by 7,000 votes. “It’s a big defeat for AAP’s students wing, Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS). It proves that a fight can be won on issues not posters,” Dedha told IANS.

Anjali Rana from Lakshmibai College, who won the post of secretary by 4,600 votes, told IANS, “Girls’ safety would be my first priority. I thank students for my victory.”

Chhattarpal Yadav, an M.A Buddhist Studies student, won the post of joint secretary by over 5,000 votes. “We practice politics of truth. CYSS gave false promises and students knew about it,” Yadav said while talking to media.
The elections on Friday witnessed a 43.3 percent turnout, a slight dip from last year’s 44 percent.

National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress, trailed on the second spot in three posts.

The CYSS presidential candidate came on the fourth place and its vice presidential candidate was on second place.

The key issues raised by the ABVP were — pressurize the Delhi government to implement the room rent control act, bring in the paying guest regulation act, secure atmosphere for North East students, hostel accommodation especially for women students, U-special buses, 40 percent concession on metro card for students, printed marksheets for all students, supplementary exam for third-year students in case of mass failure.

The AAP supported student party, CYSS, couldn’t save its face after it had bought advertising spaces throughout the university campus and displayed a survey that gave them the most popular status.

In fact, Delhi’s AAP CM Arvind Kejriwal tried all the tricks in the book to indirectly (and directly with radio, telephone and posters with his face) influence the students with Freshers’ Party. However, the students decided otherwise, the general mood for this nasty slap for AAP remained the theatrics produced by the party even after an astounding majority in Delhi elections.

 

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Anti-Punjab Conspiracy: Apologise to Punjabis for Branding them as Drug Addicts, Demands Akali Dal to Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal

A survey by PGIMER had revealed that drugs abuse in Punjab was just around one per cent of the 2.8 crore population in the state

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Sukhbir Singh Badal, President of Akali Dal in Punjab. Wikimedia

Chandigarh, Sep 11, 2017: Punjab’s opposition Akali Dal on Sunday said that latest findings of PGIMER survey listing drug addiction in the state at less than a per cent had yet again nailed the “anti-Punjab conspiracy” of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and demanded they apologise to the people.

“The latest comprehensive survey which was carried out in all 22 districts as well as 22 villages in each district, had exposed the anti-Punjab conspiracy of Rahul Gandhi and his team as well as that of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal,” SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal said in a statement here.

“Both leaders and their parties should now tell Punjabis why they branded them as drug addicts and tender an unconditional apology to the people of the state.”

Claiming that the “entire conspiracy was hatched to counter the development narrative of the previous SAD-BJP government”, Badal said though the Congress had succeeded in its goal of achieving power in Punjab, it had caused incalculable damage to its people and its economy.

“Both Congress and AAP played with the lives of the youth and made them virtually unhireable. The image distortion also dented the image of Punjab and Punjabis worldwide,” he said.

Highlighting Rahul Gandhi’s “nefarious role in this sordid chapter of Punjab politics”, Badal said he was “definitely the villain-in-chief”.

“Rahul uttered an utter lie to reap political mileage for his flagging party by claiming in October 2012 at a NSUI function in Chandigarh that 70 per cent of the state’s youth were drug addicts.

“This despite the fact that he knew well that he was reading out a sample survey of drug addicts of which youth formed a big share,” he said.

“During the Punjab assembly campaign this year, he insisted he was speaking the truth and even had the gall to ask Punjabis to admit they were drug addicts. Such behaviour coming from the chosen scion of the Gandhi dynasty is shameful,” he added.

A survey done by a team of doctors and researchers of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research had revealed that drugs abuse in Punjab was just around one per cent of the 2.8 crore population in the state.

Badal said that Aam Aadmi Party leader Kejriwal and “his gang of outsiders had also tried to doom the future of the youth by claiming 40 lakh youth were drug addicts”.

“The PGIMER report puts the entire number of addicts in the state at 2.7 lakh. Other reports, included that conducted by AIIMS, had come out with even lower figures than this,” he added.

A detailed survey by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi had put the drug addiction at 0.84 per cent.

“The Punjab government also got a dope test conducted on 3.76 lakh youth who presented themselves for police recruitment. The test, which was conducted by the Baba Farid Health Sciences University, saw only 1.27 per cent candidates testing positive,” Badal said, citing a survey done during the Akali government last year. (IANS)