AAP youth wing eyes DUSU polls, woos candidates

  • Shradha Chettri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2015 18:39 IST

With offline registrations at the Delhi University about to begin from Friday, student bodies are all set to woo candidates.

This time around, the Aam Aadmi Party’s student wing has made elaborate plans for the newcomers. The outfit plans to make its debut in the next Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections.

The party, which calls itself the Chatra-Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), has plastered the walls of north campus with posters sporting chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s face urging students to take join for a corruption-free India.

“We had a training session for about 250 volunteers on Wednesday where they were taught to help students during the admission process,” said Amit Kumar Singh, president of CYSS. Like other student organisations, CYSS will install help desks at all the eight centres where offline registrations will be held.

Apart from volunteers, state office bearers of CYSS will be present at each of the centres to oversee the proceedings.

Pamphlets stating important dates for the admission, information about colleges have already been prepared and will be distributed among students. The group is also running a social media campaign parallelly.

They have even printed duplicate centralised OMR forms, for students to practice in before filling out the actual ones.

“In a few days time, a massive campaign will be launched targeted at increasing the membership. CYSS’s participation in the DUSU election will be formally announced later,” said Singh.

Till last year, CYSS’s presence was very conspicuous in the university. They are hopeful that continuing the win of the parent party in the Delhi election, they will also stand a fairly good chance.

The fight for DUSU has always been between the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the RSS and the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress. However, of late, the left wing of the All India Students Association (AISA) has also been doing well, making their presence felt in the campus.

Registrations to date

Total registrations
1,13,614: Fee Submitted
75,082: General applicants
24,834: OBC
11,277: SC
2,190: ST
93: Applying under visual impairment
40: Application under hearing impairment
116: Application under locomotor disability and cerebral palsy

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