Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) election concluded last week. After the results, NSUI celebrated and ABVP started a blame game. With this ended a month-long process of an election campaign which mainly included loud slogans, defacing public property, disturbance to studies, corruption bribe and much more. Over time DUSU elections have become synonyms for Money, power & caste domination. Election Agenda/ manifesto largely remain out of the picture. Universities elections should be used to allow students to freely engage in politics and bring something new. Instead of university elections are used by national parties to flex muscle and have an influence on youth through campuses. This year was no special one repeating the same stuff apart from the election result. NSUI made a comeback after the last win in 2012.
Stats of DUSU Elections
A DUSU election largely remains a battle between NSUI and ABVP which are student wings of national parties INC and BJP. This year NSUI wins President & Vice President seats whereas ABVP had to settle with Secretary & Joint secretary seats. ABVP was ruling the DU since 2013 and was at its peak last year. It can be said that ABVP overconfidence took them down.