ABVP sweeps DUSU polls

New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Saturday swept the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections winning all the four posts with spectacular margins.

The candidates of the ABVP, the students wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), won the posts of president, vice president, secretary and joint secretary. The ABVP had won all the four posts last year too.

Satinder Awana, an M.A. Buddhist Studies student, won the president’s post by 6,500 votes.

After winning, Awana told IANS: “I won by 6,500 votes and the credit of my win goes to the DU students. Students trusted us and we will fulfil our promises. We will fight for students safety, women security, new colleges.”

The vice president’s post was won by Sunny Dedha, a law student, by 7,000 votes. “It’s a big defeat for AAP’s students wing, Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS). It proves that a fight can be won on issues not posters,” Dedha told IANS.

Anjali Rana from Lakshmibai College, who won the post of secretary by 4,600 votes, told IANS: “Girls safety would be my first priority. I thank students for my win.”

Chhattarpal Yadav, an M.A Buddhist Studies student, won the post of joint secretary by over 5,000 votes. “We do politics of truth. CYSS gave false promises and students knew about it,” Yadav told IANS.

The elections on Friday witnessed a 43.3 percent turnout, a slight dip from last year’s 44 percent.

National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress, trailed on the second spot in three posts.

The CYSS presidential candidate came on the fourth place and its vice presidential candidate was on second place.

The key issues raised by the ABVP were — pressurise the Delhi government to implement the room rent control act, bring in the paying guest regulation act, secure atmosphere for northeast students, hostel accommodation especially for women students, U-special buses, 40 percent concession on metro card for students, printed marksheets for all students, supplementary exam for third-year students in case of mass failure.

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