DUSU poll campaign intensifies as ABVP and NSUI declare panels
Campaigning for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) election has intensified as the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and the Akhil Bharaitya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Sunday declared their respective panels for the September 9 polls.
The ABVP has announced Amit Tanwar as its presidential candidate. NSUI’s Nikhil Yadav is fighting for the same post.
Priyanka and Arjun Chaprana are the vice-presidential candidates of the ABVP and the NSUI, respectively. Ankit Sangwan is contesting the poll for the secretary’s post on ABVP’s ticket, while Vinita Dhaka is NSUI’s candidate for the same post. ABVP’s Vishal Yadav will contest for the post of joint secretary, while Mohit Garid is NSUI’s candidate.
Caste consideration has always been a major factor in the DUSU elections while fielding candidates. History indicates that most of the candidates are either from the Gujjar or the Jat community. The trend seems to continue this year too.
The ABVP has fielded two Gujjar candidates, one Yadav and one Jat; while NSUI’s panel consists of one member each from Jat, Gujjar, Yadav and Dalit communities.
AVBP’s three candidates are pursuing MA (Buddhist Studies), while its presidential candidate, Amit Tanwar, is a student of MA (Hindi). NSUI candidates have a varied education background. Its presidential candidate, Nikhil Yadav , is a student of the Faculty of Law and vice-presidential candidate Arjun Chaprana is pursuing MA in Buddhist studies. The student wing’s secretary candidate, Vinita Dhaka, is pursuing BA programme and joint secretary candidate Mohit Garid is a BA (Hindi hons) student.
This year too, the ABVP is eyeing a hat-rick and aims to sweep all four posts in the students’ union elections, while the beleaguered NSUI hopes to make a comeback. The AISA is another major contestant in the DUSU polls.