ABVP-led DUSU spent Rs 22 lakh on 'refreshments', claims NSUI
New Delhi: Right before few weeks of election, a photo of documents uploaded by the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) had started making rounds on the internet.
The picture alleged the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) of spending Rs 22 lakh out of the assigned Rs 26 lakh for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) budget on tea only.
Soon, there was an outrage in the student community regarding the blatant misappropriation of fund. NSUI officials claimed that the Joint Secretary of DUSU, provided the information as he has got access to all DUSU official records.
Saket Bahugana, the national media convenor of ABVP, shared the original complete document, which clearly reflects the signature of Mohit Garid on the document.
Bahugana added, "Why didn't the Joint Secretary object to the budget while it was being proposed?".
He also alleged that Garid had taken more than Rs 5.50 lakh from the DUSU fund but failed to utilise the money towards an event with the money.
NSUI official said, "It is a shame that the party has used the amount, meant to be spent on students' welfare, hostel construction and safety measures, on tea and biscuits. They have misused the students' money."
Meanwhile, the ABVP claimed that the rivals are using this as a tactic to defame them ahead of elections that are going to be held on September 12.
"This is a copy of budget only not the expenditure and soon, we will release the proper expenditure infront of everyone," said Bahugana.
Denying this fact, Bahuguna said, "The rival parties are imposing false allegations on us. We have spent only few thousand on refreshment. The money has also been spent on self-defence, woman safety and other things, which is not mentioned in the list."