With just about a week to go for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections, two biggest student bodies in the country - Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and National Students' Union of India (NSUI) - on Friday kicked off their election campaign across all Delhi University (DU) colleges.
While for the ABVP, the major issues were corruption and opening of new colleges, for NSUI, better infrastructure was the main rallying point.
"No new college has been set up by the Delhi Government in the last 12 years, despite the fact that the number of students seeking admissions has gone up by around 15%. Where will these students go? This, along with corruption, inside and outside the campus is the main issue we are looking at," said Neha Singh, ABVP presidential candidate.
For NSUI, on the other hand, augmentation of infrastructure in off-campus colleges such as Bhagini Nivedita and Swami Shraddhanand College is the chief issue.
"We want to make all colleges in DU world-class. We don't mind laying down the foundation for that today. Others will reap benefits later," said Ajay Chhikara, NSUI's presidential candidate. "Safety of girls is a big problem in off-campus colleges and we plan to change that," said Parag Sharma, running for the post of secretary.