The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) student wing, the Chatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), is set to seek applications, within the next two days, from candidates interested in contesting Delhi University (DU) student body elections. This marks the first time the AAP’s student body will contest the polls, giving other student wings such as the NSUI, ABVP, AISA and SFI competition.
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Senior party leaders said that the screening process of the candidates is likely to take 10 days, after which the selected candidates will canvass in the university. “The elections are important to us. On Monday, AAP MLAs and other party leaders interacted with DU students at 36 points across the city,” a party functionary said.
Applicants would be screened keeping various factors in mind, a key one being the “absence of any criminality”. “Another factor that the party wants to avoid is nepotism of any sort. The party will strictly follow its principle of disallowing more than one person, of the same family, from taking up important posts,” said a party leader.