ABVP moves forward with the issues of FYUP and north-east studentsí security

September 8, 2014

New Delhi: The AkhilBhartiyaVidyarthiParishad (ABVP) has intensified its campaign for Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) polls. DUSU elections are scheduled for September 12. The candidates of BJP's student wing campaigned in two groups in the West and East Delhi colleges and some colleges of North Campus.Presidential candidate Mohit Nagar and Joint-secretarial candidate AshutoshMathur campaigned in all the colleges of the West and East Zones while vice-president candidate Parvesh Malik and Secretary candidateKanikaShekhawat campaigned in all the colleges of West Delhi as well as some colleges of north campus. Both Mohit Nagar and Pravesh Malik are Buddhist studies students. The Presidential candidate is a graduate from DUís ShyamLal College, while its vice-presidential candidate Pravesh Malik, a graduate of Ramjas College. Nominated ABVP secretary KanikaShekawat is another postgraduate student. The only ABVP candidate pursuing a graduate programme is AshutoshMathur, a first-year student of ZakirHussain College. Mathur, a Judo player, will be contesting the polls for the post of joint-secretary. ABVP prior Issues ABVP is trying to encash on the scrapping of Four Year Undergraduate programme (FYUP), which was on its agenda for the last year's DUSU polls Safety of women inside university's campus is one of the many issues with which AkhilBhartiyaVidyarthiParishad (ABVP) will be going to the upcoming students union elections. Hostel facility for outstation students, improved infrastructure across all colleges, concessional passes for students in Delhi Metro are other focus areas for this poll, ABVP announced "As for women security, we have consistently demanded that there should be sufficient female police guards on campus as well as there should be CCTV's installed in most of the points of campus. "All the issues concerning eve-teasing and other forms of violence against women should be dealt on priority basis and also should be dealt with promptly at judiciary level," ABVP Delhi State secretary SaketBahuguna said. Besides, U-special buses from all parts of NCR, Room-rent Control Act, affordable food at college canteens figured prominently in the ABVP's poll agenda. "We will force the Delhi government to implement Room-Rent Control Act, as we see there are exorbitant rent is charged from students who come from various parts of the country to study here," Bahuguna said. "We will fight for adequate U-special buses for all parts of Delhi and NCR because a large chunk of student travels from places like Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad to university," he added. Raising concern over the treatment of north eastern students, Chahal said, "Students from north-east should be provided with a secure atmosphere. Hostels should be made available to them and especially to the female students." Listing another issue, the ABVP National Secretary said, "4,000 posts of teachers remain vacant. Students go to the class but there is no teacher. Also there are issues between teachers and the authorities but in all that it is the student who is suffering. "Also there are 5,000 non-teaching posts that remain unfilled. We will try to get the issue addressed," Chahal added, National Secretary, ABVP The RSS-affiliate also staked claim for roll-back of the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme and lashed out at rivals National Students Union of India (NSUI) for changing its stance on the issue to take mileage. Claiming that no new colleges or hostel has been built for more than a decade now, the outfit said it will work to get new colleges started. For the students mired by the consequences of FYUP, ABVP said it will also seek justice for the students enrolled in B Tech courses and get them All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approval. During campaigning, the presidential candidate Mohit Nagar claimed that the ABVP remained in forefront to oppose DU's Four Years Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). He said: "It was the struggle of ABVP that forced the DU to roll back FYUP, which was clearly not in the interest of the student community. If ABVP wins DUSU elections this time as well, we will take our fight against the undemocratic functioning of the university to new levels and ensure that all policies are planned and implemented with active participation of the student community." "We are hoping to win all four seats," said RohitChahal, National Secretary, ABVP In the last year's DUSU elections ABVP had won three out four office-bearer seats, while NSUI claimed victory on one.

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