DUSU poll results out today: A look at what Delhi University students were promised

first_imgVotes cast yesterday in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls are being counted, and the results will be out today.There are candidates from the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the Congress’s student wing — the National Students Union of India (NSUI) — and the Aam Aadmi Party’s student wing: the Chatr-Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS). According to a Press Trust of India report, the CYSS has an alliance with the All India Students Association (AISA), a left-wing group.At the time when this story was published, the NSUI was leading the race for the president’s post. The ABVP was in front in the contests for three other seats.As you wait for the results, here’s a look at what each of the students’ organisations have promised.THALIS AT RS 10, CCTV CAMERAS AND MOREThe ABVP, which is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s student wing, promised “to spend 50 per cent of the union’s budget on women and social justice-related activities, along with a special attention on promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines in college campuses”, the PTI report said.What about the Congress’s student wing? The NSUI has “promised the ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag for Delhi University and thalis at Rs 10 in canteens”. The CYSS, on its part, pledged to install CCTV cameras, establish police booths on campus, end the “culture of hooliganism”, and oppose the “commercialisation of education”, the report said.Today’s results are especially interesting since they come months before a general election. As a recent IndiaToday.in report points out, “the party which won the Delhi University Students’ Union election has been victorious in the Lok Sabha election next year on the last five occasions.” You can read that story here.INDIA TODAY SURVEY | The nation’s best collegeslast_img read more