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ABVP trounces NSUI in students’ union elections in MP; AAP wing wins 3 colleges

Aam Admi Party (AAP)’s student wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti/Shakti (CYSS) won all the posts in three government colleges of the state.

bhopal Updated: Oct 30, 2017 23:50 IST
Shruti Tomar
Shruti Tomar
Hindustan Times, Bhopal
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ABVP won on all the four posts of president, vice president, secretary and deputy secretary in five of the six universities in Madhya Pradesh.(PTI FILE/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) trounced Congress’s National Students Union of India (NSUI) in majority of the colleges and universities in Madhya Pradesh where the students’ union elections were held after a gap of six years.

ABVP won on all the four posts of president, vice president, secretary and deputy secretary in five of the six universities — Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Vikram University, Ujjain, Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa and Barkatullah University, Bhopal.

In Jabalpur’s Rani Durgavati University, NSUI secured all the four seats.

Elections were also held in 533 government and government-aided colleges. In Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Ujjain and Bundelkhand region, ABVP won the majority of seats.

Aam Admi Party (AAP)’s student wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti/Shakti (CYSS) won all the posts in three government colleges of MP.

“Our candidates were won on six posts of president and four posts of vice president. We are celebrating as we registered the win in the college of constituency of higher education minister of state Sanjay Pathak and the leader of opposition in the state assembly Ajay Singh,” said Dushyant Dangi, spokesperson of AAP.

ABVP’s newly elected president of Barkatullah University Swapnil Patel said it was a victory of patriotic people. “We are happy that we received so much support from the students,” he said.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the poll results, NSUI students alleged misuse of office and malpractice in the elections by ABVP members with the help of the higher education department of the BJP government in the state.

NSUI released an audio clip which purportedly had a Bhopal college professor asking a girl student to ensure win of ABVP to support patriotism.

“We are surprised over the result in some universities and colleges. Despite having maximum number of class representatives from NSUI, the candidates of ABVP won all the four posts,” NSUI spokesperson Vivek Tripathi said, adding that many ineligible ABVP candidates won with the support of the government.

NSUI state president Vipin Vankhede said that they wouldn’t keep mum against this injustice.

However, ABVP national executive member, Ankit Garg dismissed the allegations as baseless. “The result came in our favour as we are fighting for students at the ground level. ABVP has become the voice of students in all issues, including the Vyapam scam. We are happy that students paid back by supporting our group in the election,” he said.

(With inputs from Anupam Pateriya, Amit Sengar, Monica Pandey, Hema Tiwari, Mahesh Shivhare, Anand Nigam)

First Published: Oct 30, 2017 23:50 IST