ABVP for awareness campaign to encourage voting habit
New Delhi: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) echoed that the students get the benefit in classroom attendance for casting their vote in this DUSU election.
Over the years, DUSU elections have witnessed slump in the vote percentage. In 2016, DUSU poll saw low turnout of over 36.9 per cent, a minor dip of 7 per cent from previous year's 43.3 per cent turnout.
Apart from this, "ABVP has also advocated that 'Wall of Democracy' should be established in every college and department and conveyed similar suggestions and demands to the DU administration," said an activist of ABVP.
Moreover, in a meeting with the Chief Election Officer of DUSU, ABVP demanded that the student union elections must be operational without any issues and more smoothly from the election committee.
Saket Bahugana, National Media Coordination, ABVP said: "An awareness campaign must be initiated among the students to motivate for the 'right to elect' and persuade them to cast their vote in DUSU election."
He also said thousands of student cast their votes for the first time in the DUSU election every year and this time we have suggested to the administration to give benefit in class attendance, who cast their votes in DUSU election.
Meanwhile, a "Wall of Democracy" also stationed, where all aspiring candidates can put handwritten posters.
"Entire electoral process and counting will be done with more transparent manner and after counting votes, not only the total votes received by each candidate along with the results of DUSU, but also the votes cast in colleges can be declared," Bahugana said.
Another student political activist, demanded, in this election, the use of money and muscle should be banned while implementing the
Lyngdoh Committee's instructions.
"Moreover, any candidate should be prevented from using the published material and strict action should be taken against those who use it. If the voting is interrupted, the time of voting should be increased there," the political activist said.