In view of the upcoming Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) elections, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) formed an alliance with Himachal Pradesh Students’ Association (HPSA) Sunday.
As HPSA had formed an alliance with Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) last year, many leaders in the party are still backed by PUSU.
President of PUCSC, Divyanshu Budhiraja, said, “There are many common issues that HPSA and NSUI want to work on this year.”
The members of HPSA said that their decision to join NSUI came because the student organisation thought it right to form an alliance with a party like NSUI that had a national reach.
“This will help us in strengthening NSUI’s campaign for the upcoming elections, and together we will work for the welfare of the students of Panjab University,” said NSUI president, Hardik Nain.
On Sunday, Shiromani Akali Dal’s (SAD) Students’ Organisation of India (SOI) also formed an alliance with Himachal Students’ Union (HIMSU). Ironically, for the last two years, HIMSU was in an alliance with SOI’s rival, NSUI. In alliance with HIMSU, NSUI had won three out of the four posts for the PUCSC office-bearers. Justifying their decision to join SOI, chairman of HIMSU, Anshul Nainta, said, “NSUI has failed to deliver its promises in the last one year, which is why HIMSU has formed an alliance with SOI. Both our parties have a common agenda, and we hope to help the students with their problems.”
Appreciating HIMSU’s alliance with SOI, Chandigarh president of SOI, Vikramjit Singh, said, “We welcome HIMSU, they have taken the right decision by joining hands with us. The result of this alliance will be grand.”