DUSU polls 2018: Triangular fight on cards as AAP's student wing to contest elections

Published on: Aug 21, 2018 14:57 IST
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With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) student wing announcing that it will contest the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) - to be held in September, the university is all set to witness triangular fight once again. AAP's student wing Chatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYCC) will be contesting DUSU polls after a gap of two years. The announcement was made by AAP minister Gopal Rai on the sidelines of an event at the North Campus. Speaking at the "Talk of the country" programme, Rai said that all major revolutions have always been started by the students and youth.

"Once again, the country needs the cooperation of students and youth. In view of this, AAP has decided that its student wing will register their participation in the upcoming elections of the DUSU and give a positive direction to Delhi's student politics," the AAP leader said.

The Chatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti had failed to make its presence felt in 2015, the year it contested the elections, and came third, even fourth on some seats. Later, it decided to boycott the elections alleging that DUSU polls are all about 'money and muscle power'. It had calmed that CYSS would not contest polls unless recommendations of Lyngdoh Committee were strictly implemented.

Last year, the Congress' student wing - National Students Union of India (NSUI) had bagged the posts of president and vice president while the while the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) had won the posts of secretary and joint secretary. The All India Students’ Association (AISA) and AAP’s student wing will be like a third front in the polls mostly dominated by ABVP and NSUI. Some reports are suggesting that CYSS can go into an alliance with some organisation, however, AAP leaders have termed these reports as baseless.

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