DUSU Polls 2019: NSUI Fields Woman Candidate For Top Post After 11 Years
In 2008, the NSUI had fielded Sonia Sapra, who had lost the top post to ABVP’s Nupur Sharma.
Thereafter, the Congress’ student outfit has not fielded any woman candidate for the president’s post.
Its arch-rival, RSS-backed ABVP, had fielded Neha Singh for the top DUSU post in 2011 but she had lost to the NSUI candidate.
The Left-backed AISA, however, has preferred women for the president’s post, with the last year being an exception, when they fielded Abhigyan.
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The AISA had last year contested in alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party’s Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS).
The ABVP has fielded Pradeep Tanwar for the vice-president post, Yogit Rathee for the secretary and Shivangi Kherwal for the post of joint secretary.
ABVP’s presidential candidate Dahiya completed his BSc in Physical Sciences from Ramjas College in 2019 and is currently in his first year of LLB at the Faculty of Law.
He is a silver medallist in bodybuilding from the Delhi University.
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Pradeep Tanwar completed his graduation from PGDAV College in BA programme in 2018 and is currently pursuing his masters in Hindi from Deshbandhu College.
Rathi completed his graduation from Ramjas College in B.A (Hons) History in 2017 and was the president of Ramjas College Students’ Union.
He is currently in third year LLB at the Faculty of Law.
Kharwal completed her graduation from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College in B.A programme this year and is currently pursuing her MA in Buddhist Studies.
She is a member of ABVP National Executive Body.