NSUI fields woman candidate for top post after 11 years: DUSU Polls 2019
The polls to the Delhi University Students' Union will see a woman candidate fighting for the president post from the Congress-backed NSUI after a gap of 11 years while its rival ABVP had last fielded a woman candidate in 2011. Out of the 12 candidates in the fray, there are only four women in contention. National Student's Union of India's Chetna Tyagi will take on Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad's Akshit Dahiya and Left-backed All India Students' Association's Damini Kain for the post of president.
Women candidates in student union polls
- In 2008, the NSUI had fielded Sonia Sapra, who had lost the top post to ABVP's Nupur Sharma. Thereafter, the Congress' student outfit has not fielded any woman candidate for the president's post.
- Its arch-rival, RSS-backed ABVP, had fielded Neha Singh for the top DUSU post in 2011 but she had lost to the NSUI candidate.
- The Left-backed AISA, however, has preferred women for the president's post, with the last year being an exception when they fielded Abhigyan.
- The ABVP has fielded Pradeep Tanwar for the vice-president post, Yogit Rathee for the secretary and Shivangi Kherwal for the post of joint secretary.
- Kharwal completed her graduation from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College in B.A programme this year and is currently pursuing her MA in Buddhist Studies. She is a member of ABVP National Executive Body.
- The NSUI has fielded Ankit Bharti for the vice-president post, Ashish Lamba for the secretary and Abhishek Chaprana for the joint secretary post. Their president pick Chetna Tyagi has been a DUSU executive councillor and a swimming player. She is currently studying at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening).
After 11 years, a woman candidate will be seen fighting for the president post from the Congress-backed NSUI in DUSU Polls 2019
NSUI's DUSU vice presidential candidate is a Dalit student, Ankit Bharti, who will not only raise the discrimination and problems faced by SC/ST students in Delhi University but also the shocking razing of the ancient Ravidas mandir in Delhi, Ms. Gupta said.
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