DUSU polls: ABVP triumphs, CYSS unable to save face


By NewsGram Staff Writer

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.