The final list of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) candidates this year has a substantial number of women, with four of the seven candidates for the president’s post being women. Three of the five candidates vying for the vice-president’s post are also women. The elections are going to be held on September 9.
Candidates were given time till Saturday noon to withdraw their nominations for DUSU polls, following which the final list, with 17 candidates, was released in the evening. The Aam Aadmi Party’s student wing Chhatra Yuva Sanghrash Samiti has pulled out of the elections this year after it failed to win a single seat in last year’s
While the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the National Students’ Union (NSUI) have fielded one woman candidate each, the All India Students’ Association (AISA) has fielded three women candidates.
The ABVP, which won all four seats — president, vice president, secretary and joint secretary — in the last two years in DUSU, has decided to field Amit Tanwar as its presidential candidate. Tanwar, a first year MA Hindi student of PGDAV college, has been active in the organisation for the last four years.
The NSUI has fielded first-year LLB student Nikhil Yadav as its presidential candidate. The AISA’s presidential candidate is Kawalpreet Kaur, also a law student.
The forms of three of the candidates of the AISF-SFI-AIDSO were rejected on the grounds of technical errors, and the alliance has only one candidate for the president’s post — Navjeet Punia from Miranda House.