The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has released its election manifesto for the upcoming Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections. 'Institution of Eminence' (IoE) tag for the Delhi University (DU), an affordable and women friendly campus, free laptops and a Rs 10 food-plate in canteens are some of the things that the Congress-affiliated group has promised to push for if it wins the elections. The Delhi University Students Union is scheduled for September 12, 2018. The elections will be held simultaneously in colleges to elect the members of the Central Council.
"We will fight for an 'Institution of Eminence' tag for the university which will bring Rs 1,000 crore extra budget which can be used for better infrastructure," All India Congress Committee (AICC) joint secretary and in-charge Ruchi Gupta said. Apart from this, the NSUI said that it will launch a programme to spot and groom 100 women leaders from the varsity and also demand for 'Students Rights Commission' on the lines of women and minority commissions. NSUI national president Fairoz Khan said that the women leaders from the will be mentored by senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dixit.
Last year, the 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. This year, Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) - student wing of Aam Aadmi Party - too will be contesting the elections. The CYSS is making a comeback after a gap of two years. The last date to file nomination for DUSU polls is September 4. The date for counting is yet to be announced.