DUSU poll: NSUI invites ABVP for open debates
New Delhi: Following the trend of debate and discussion before the student's union poll, the Congress-led students wing National Students' Union of India (NSUI) invites RSS affiliated students political outfit Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and other active students association to come for open debate before this DUSU election 2017.
Meanwhile, NSUI also alleged that their repeated requests for grant of extra days for campaigning to the CEO have fallen on deaf ears. Moreover, they have thrown an open challenge for a debate and waiting a reply from the associations.
According to an official from NSUI, "For open debate, the date and venue can be decided by the ABVP as they are in the strong position at student's union at the moment."
He also added that they wish to have it in Central Park or any other central area and were eagerly waiting for the reply from student associations of DU.
However, Saket Bahuguna, ABVP's national media convener said, "In Democracy debate and discussion is the foundation and we are always ready for this kind of event. We have earlier too have written to election office to conduct such debates but our efforts have been ignored."
He also added raising this point just a day before the DUSU poll, which is a no campaign day, is just a political gimmick to attract students' votes.
Meanwhile, NSUI in a press statement said, "It is incumbent on the Vice Chancellor and the CEO to ensure free and fair elections to DUSU and prohibit any such University sponsored viewing of the Prime Minister's speech."
NSUI demanded EVM with VVPAT machine should be used in the 2017 DUSU election, and at least 5 per cent of the machine polling should be cross checked with the paper trail to build confidence among voters.
NSUI said the VVPAT were used in Bawana elections on the request placed with State Election Commission on doubt of BJP rigging machines for winning elections.
This restored the faith of all the candidates contesting the elections and the elections results went against BJP.
Similarly, it also demanded a fair trail of Delhi University Student Election with proper voting machines and unbiased officials at every polling booth.