The most keenly contested and awaited students’ polls in the country are about to unfold in less than a fortnight now. Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) elections will be held on 11th September this year. The date and venue for the counting of votes will be announced soon. The nomination papers for the office bearers of DUSU are to be submitted to the Office of the Chief Election Officer, DUSU elections 2015-16, latest by 2nd September. The varsity has already appointed a team of officials including Chief Election Officer, Chief Returning Officer and Returning Officer for facilitating the conduct of elections.
Last year, the DUSU polls were swept by BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) trampling Congress’ National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) to bag all the four positions.This year, the DUSU polls are set to witness a triangular contest with AAP’s youth wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) making its debut. From students to DU officials, everybody is anticipating a twist this year’s results, considering that the party which swept Delhi elections with a huge margin, is also contesting this time.
For the campaigning purposes, AAP is following the ‘Person-to-Person’ methodology to counter the money and muscle power of the already well established national parties ABVP and NSUI. The state president of the CYSS, Anupam Yadav has insisted that money, muscle and gifts are not required to win the elections. AAP leaders Dilip Pandey, Alka Lamba and Raghu Ram had earlier visited several colleges when the new session began last month. The Left affiliated group All India Students’ Federation (AISF) would contest the DUSU polls in alliance with the Students Federation of India (SFI) and the All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO).
All parties are going to primarily focus on the issue of recently implemented Credit-Based Choice System (CBCS). The nominees of the office bearers these days are going from class to class speaking of their ideologies and agendas to the students.
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