A total of 23 candidates are contesting the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections today. Here are some promises made by the prominent parties: Congress-backed National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has assured the “Institute of Eminence” tag for Delhi University and thalis for Rs 10. While the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) will spend 50 per cent of the union’s budget on women and social justice-related activities, along with a special attention to promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines on college campuses.
This year, AISA has promised to ensure installation of CCTV cameras, setting up of police booths on campus, ending the “culture of hooliganism” and opposing the commercialisation of education.
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DUSU Elections 2018: Candidates who defaced public property to face actions, directs Delhi HC
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao directed the Delhi Police, Delhi University (DU) and the municipal bodies to file reports indicating the extent of defacement, the steps that were taken to prevent it and action taken against each poll candidate who violated the anti-defacement norms, reported PTI
DUSU Elections 2018: Elected representatives should take up students' issues in future, say Ramjas student
Rahul, a student of Ramjas college, said, "The Delhi School Of Journalism, which charges exorbitant fees, does not even have proper facilities for students, who even protested inside the college for a couple of days. The elected representatives should take up the issue because students' future is at stake." Another student said when it comes to DUSU polls, they always go by a candidate's reputation.
DUSU Elections 2018: Students voted on college issues
Aanchal, a second-year law student, said they have voted for the resolution of their college issues. Mridul, a second-year law student said, "There should be 24X7 libraries for students. We do not even have fans in the hall. Issues like these should be taken up by the representatives.", reported PTI.
DUSU Elections 2018: Need for better facilities for sportspersons, say students
In May this year, a 20-year-old student was allegedly molested by a sweeper on the premises of Ram Lal Anand College, which comes under South Campus of the varsity. Mahima Chachra, a second year-student of Ramjas College and a taekwondo player, stressed the need for better facilities for sportspersons.
DUSU Elections 2018: Ending hooliganism on campus, 24X7 libraries; issues raised by students
Ending hooliganism on campus, 24X7 libraries for students, safer campus for women were some of the issues that weighed on the minds of the students of Delhi University before voting in students' union polls Wednesday. Shubham Chaudhary, a second-year law student, said students do not vote for parties, rather they vote on the basis of the candidates' reputation and what work he or she has done. Prakhar Yadav, a student of BA (Hons) Hindi at Hansraj College, said, "There should be no use of muscle power and students should have access to their elected representatives. The parties had promised to get new hostels for students, but no new hostels have been constructed till now.", reported PTI .
DUSU Polls 2018: Election results get to know the mood of voters, says ABVP
A member of the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad said the election results will help the general public and the media in drawing a conclusion about the mood of the voters and also give an idea of what is the trend in the national politics.
DUSU Elections 2018: Manifestos to woo young voters
Many students opined that even the parties in their manifestos had mentioned youth-centric issues that have stirred up debates at the national level. This, they said, indicate that the parties are making strategies to woo young voters. "For instance, the NSUI manifesto had made a pitch for getting the 'Institute of Eminence' tag for the DU, while the ABVP for 'Bharat First' and taking up issues of SC, ST and OBC students. The manifestos also have resonance with issues that are currently being debated and discussed at the national level," said Pooja, a student of Kirori Mal College. Another student concurred with Pooja and said the "ABVP has been taking credit for getting the GST waived off on sanitary pads while the AISA-CYSS made a pitch for opposing commericalisation and privatisation" of education if voted to power.
DUSU Polls 2018: Semi-final before the Lok Sabha elections, say students
A member of the Congress-backed National Students' Union Of India (NSUI) said the DUSU elections are like the "semi-final for the Lok Sabha elections and will show what the young, educated voter wants". A member of the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad said the election results will help the general public and the media in drawing a conclusion about the mood of the voters and also give an idea of what is the trend in the national politics.
DUSU Polls 2018: Reactions of students
Prerna Bhardwaj, a second year student of BA (Hons) in Political Science at Kirori Mal College, said, 'The Delhi University has students coming from across India. There can be no better way than this to know what the young India wants. In a way, the election results will be an indicator as to what the young voter of India wants.' Echoing similar sentiments, Vedansh, a first year student of BA (Hons) in History at Ramjas College and a first-time voter said the election results will help know what the young educated voter wants, reported PTI .
DUSU poll results to help political parties to predict the mood of young voters before 2019 elections, say students
Students who voted in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls on Wednesday said the results will help political parties gauge the mood of young voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Prakhar Yadav, a second year student of BA (Hons) in Hindi at Hansraj College, said the results of the DUSU polls will indicate which side the young voter is supporting and will help political parties prepare accordingly, reported PTI.
DUSU Elections 2018: Poll violence reported from Zakir Hussain College
After the AAP came to power in Delhi in February 2015, its students wing had unsuccessfully contested the DUSU polls. It has promised to ensure installation of CCTV cameras, setting up of police booths on campus, ending the "culture of hooliganism" and opposition to "commercialisation of education", reported PTI.
DUSU Elections: Counting to begin tomorrow at 8 am
The counting process of Delhi University Student Union elections will be commenced tomorrow at 8 am. Last year, the polls saw a 43-per cent voter turnout
DUSU election results to be announced tomorrow
The results of DUSU will be announced on Thursday. Last year, the polls saw a 43-per cent voter turnout
While the NSUI has promised the "Institute of Eminence" tag for Delhi University and thalis for Rs 10, the ABVP has promised to spend 50 per cent of the union's budget on women and social justice-related activities, along with a special attention to promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines on college campuses, reported PTI
DUSU Elections 2018: Voting percentages in colleges
Venkateswara- 1781 votes (50 per cent)
Rajdhani college- 1922 votes (51.92 per cent)
Aryabhatta college- 879 votes
DUSU Election: Voting in evening colleges to begin at 3 pm
The election in the morning colleges by 1:30 pm, however, in evening colleges, the polling will begin at 3 pm, and will continue till 7:30 pm. The results of DUSU election will be announced tomorrow, September 13.
NSUI manifesto: DUSU elections
Besides promise for 'Institution of eminence', the Congress student wing, NSUI will fight for complete meal thali for Rs 10, reduction in fees in all colleges, concessional student pass in Delhi Metro and DTC buses; demands distribution of free laptops, demands formation of Students Right Commission; Implementation of UGC Guidelines on ICC to prevent sexual harassment of women; appointment of special resource coordinators in every college; fight to get pending SC/ST scholarships; provision of learning material in local language.
AISA-CYSS joint manifesto: DUSU elections
The AAP-led AISA and CYSS are contesting jointly for the DUSU. They have promised to openf 'Chhatra clinic' in the Delhi University colleges to provide free health facilities to the students, 'zero tolerance' policy towards hooliganism in the campus, installation of CCTV cameras across all campuses, establish world class library with best collection of books, and movement against commercialisation of higher education.
Candidates contesting for the post of Joint Secretary: DUSU elections
· Jyoti Chaudhary (ABVP)
· Saurabh Yadav (NSUI)
· Sreeith K (SFI)
· Sunny Tanwar (CYSS-AISA)
Candidates contesting for DUSU president’s post
· Ankiv Basoya (ABVP) (MA Buddhist Studies)
· Sunny Chillar (NSUI) (BA Sanskrit, Shivaji college)
· Abhigyan (CYSS-AISA) (BA political science, Ramjas)
· Akashdeep tripathi (SFI) (MA Buddhist studies)
· Preeti Chauhan ((INSO) (BA Programme, Shivaji college)
DUSU Elections manifesto
There are common agendas in each party's manifesto. Like the women safety, installation of sanitary napkins and gender sensitisation.
Delhi Police advisory
The Delhi Police has issued an advisory warning strict action to be taken against all those who are found influencing voters in an lawful manner.
ABVP denies allegations
ABVP national media convenor Monika Chaudhary said, “We have not been able to communicate with Singh. But the ones indulging in violence are not ABVP activists. Singh had gone to campaign in the college… what we know is that fight broke out between two student groups.”
ABVP candidates allegedly vandalised DU college property
On the last day of campaigning for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls, members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) allegedly vandalised property at Zakir Hussain (Evening) College and assaulted students and staff. The incident took place on Monday when ABVP’s vice-presidential candidate, Shakti Singh, had gone to the college for campaigning, which ended at 8 pm.
ABVP's promises for DUSU elections 2018
BJP-backed ABVP has promised security for girl students and better hostel facilities. The results will be announced on September 13. Last year, the polls saw a 43-per cent voter turnout.
AAP's AISA contesting elections jointly with CYSS
The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) student wing, the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), and left-wing students' outfit All India Students Association (AISA) are jointly contesting the DUSU polls
Women representative number low in Delhi University elections
This year too, there is fewer women representative in the student's body as out of the 23 candidates, only five are women. For the president post, Preeti Chauhan of the Indian National Students' organisation is the only woman nominated.