ABVP clean sweeps DUSU polls.

ABVP clean sweeps DUSU polls.

Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad ( ABVP) , the prominent student wing of Bhartiya Janata Party ( BJP) has won all four seats of President , Vice President , Secretary and Joint Secretary in the Delhi University Student’s Union polls which were conducted on ,Friday, 11th September’ 2015.The winners are Satender Awana for President , Sunny Dedha for Vice President , Anjali Rana for Sectretary and Chhattarpal Yadav for Joint Secretary.There was massive celebrations in the North Campus area of the University as ABVP supporters and volunteers bursted crackers along with massive cheering to the landslide victory achieved for the second time in a row.Last year also, ABVP cleansweeped the DUSU polls winning all the four main seats.

The elections on Friday witnessed a 43.3 percent turnout a slight dip from last years 44 percent.There was a battle between 35 candidates but the main fight was between the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) , the AAP’s students wing, Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) and the BJP’s youth wing ABVP which the latter won by a margin of over 4500 votes per seat.

Commenting on their victory , newly elected President of DUSU , Satender Awana said ” ‘CYSS’ efforts were confined to banners only. They were unaware of ground realities. We will remain among the students throughout the year and fulfill our promises.We did not consider them (CYSS) a challenge, since they did not talk of real issues, they benefited us in a way,”

The students council elections also took place in 42 colleges where Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) won the five-member panels in 18 colleges while the BJP’s youth wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parsihad (ABVP) emerged victorious at 13 colleges.

The Finance Minister of India, Dr Arun Jaitley , also a former DUSU President, congratulated ABVP for their thumping victory.

DUSU elections are considered the most high profile and keenly contested student elections of the country as they provide an opportunity to directly enter into National and Local politics.


Arpit Mishra

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