ABVP promises to make DU safe, secure

Promises of revenge and retribution accompanied the election manifesto released by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad here on Tuesday for the upcoming Delhi University Students' Union elections.

Zerox copies of their complaint to the university election office against a candidate from their rival, the National Students' Union of India, were circulated amongst the press.

“We had gone to the chief election officer today who did not meet us but we have submitted a written complaint along with documents proving the ineligibility of candidate fielded by the NSUI for the post of secretary, we are going to protest on Wednesday morning outside her office,” said ABVP national secretary Rohit Chehel.

“If the protest does not yield the desired results, we are going to take this matter to court,” added ABVP member Dr. Sanjay Kumar.

The NSUI , however, are not threatened. “We have cross-checked the application and have confirmed the candidate's eligibility, the ABVP are not able to come up with any constructive means of campaigning and that is why they are resorting to such methods” said NSUI election commissioner Roji John.

The ABVP in its manifesto has promised, among other things, to make the university as safe and secure as possible and will work towards examination reforms by pushing for online publication of the answer sheets of the top five scores in the university for all subjects. Inter-linking libraries of all colleges and the setting up east and west campuses on the lines of the DU North Campus is also on their agenda.

The All India Students' Federation (AISF) which has allied with the Students Federation of India (SFI) for the elections also chose to list their manifesto, albeit a little quietly. Focusing on infrastructure related issues are on their main agenda and they have promised to push the authorities for the addition of more evening colleges to prevent over-crowed classrooms. Another main agenda is to fight for the rights of Hindi medium students by demanding more text books in Hindi