Students’ elections are conducted weeks after the freshers join college, in the month of September.
New Delhi: The prospective candidates of Delhi University (DU) make up of future candidates of political student organisations, which plays an important part in the varsity.
With the admission season upon the varsity, the student wings of political parties are also preparing themselves to start wooing the freshers and make a significant impact on their minds.
Be it the RSS affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) or All India Student Association (AISA) or Congress affiliated National Student Union of India (NSUI), everybody is planning to spread its wings across the varsity ahead of the DU Students Union elections.
During the registration process, the ABVP had even set up a help desks right outside the conference centre for a few days, while AISA distributed pamphlets right outside the centre.
”The freshers have always played an important role in the DUSU elections. Hence, all the organisations are planning to capitalise and take in freshers to grow their confidence.
ABVP, which currently rules DUSU, will face a tough battle in the upcoming elections and has gone all out to gain an early lead. The RSS-affiliated students’ body deputed volunteers at all 74 colleges, and expects to recruit candidates from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana.
For almost a decade, DUSU election has been a bipolar contest between two major political outfits — ABVP and NSUI.
However, the year 2015 saw a pronounced transition from bipolar to tripolar election in DUSU with Chattra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), backed by the AAP jumping onto the bandwagon. Last year however, the CYSS did not conduct the elections and launched a campaign against the ‘muscle and money’ power that dominate student elections in the university.
The student elections are conducted weeks after the freshers join college, in the month of September. “It has become a trend for all student wings to set up helpdesks every year during registrations as well as admissions,” the student added.