SFS shrugs off its loss: ‘Teri jeet se zyaada meri haar ke charche hain!’
SFS member Karanjeet Singh Kathgarh posted on his Facebook pointing out how it was not NSUI that was making news but SFS even though it had lost.punjab Updated: Sep 08, 2017 14:46 IST
A day after National Student Union of India (NSUI) virtually swept the Panjab University Students’ Council election, the Students for Society (SFS) shrugged off its loss with a pithy couplet, that summed up the mood in the party. It said, “Itna bhi ghumaa’n na kar apni jeet ka ae bekhabar/shehar mein teri jeet se zyaada meri haar ke charche hain (O unaware, do not be so proud of your victory/the city speaks of my defeat more than your victory).”
SFS member Karanjeet Singh Kathgarh posted it on his Facebook pointing out how it was not NSUI that was making news but SFS even though it had lost.
SFS was certainly the focus of discussion, both online and offline.
A Facebook user, Singh Paramveer wrote, “Congo Students For Society SFS again for being single largest party in PU.”
But there were others who celebrated their loss. Manmeet Singh Sidhu wrote, “No doubt…PUSU di haar da ehna dukh nahin jihna SFS di haar di khushi hai (No doubt…We are not so sad about PUSU’s loss as we are happy about SFS’s loss.).”
Replying to such comments, Manik Goyal wrote on facebook, “Haha ehna di baukhlahat hi saade dostaan da hausla ni tuttan dindi. Agli wari hor zor nal aawegi SFS (Haha this bafflement is the reason that our friends don’t lose hope. Next time SFS will bounce back more strongly).
But there were others who were more circumspect. Dalip Singh Grewal, a student, wrote, “Sir students are smarter that what SFS thinks. This is not New Delhi. Thank God. Cheers (sic),” pointing out that SFS lost because of real opposition on the campus.
However, SFS supporters are satisfied with the performance of their only candidate in the fray – Hassanpreet (she was the runner-up) – and take credit for changing the political landscape of PU.
As Jagdeep Singh Hans wrote on Facebook, “Baki partiya jitt ke vi inna badlaav nahi liya sakiya, jinna tusi rajneeti ch badlaav liya ditta hai (All the other parties haven’t been able to change so much by winning that you have changed in the politics. Proud of SFS..keep up the good work.”