People backing Rahul must learn from DUSU results: BJP

The country`s youth does not accept leaders who visit Dalit villages wearing Reebok shoes, says BJP.

New Delhi: In an obvious reference to Rahul Gandhi, BJP on Sunday said the NSUI`s defeat in DUSU polls indicates the country`s youth does not accept leaders who "visit Dalit villages wearing Reebok shoes".

A day after party-backed ABVP candidates romped home in the Delhi University Students Union polls trouncing Congress-affiliated NSUI candidates, the BJP termed it as "the defeat of five-star politics".

"Those who were trying to make him (Rahul) a great youth leader should learn from DUSU results," BJP spokesman Tarun Vijay told reporters here.

While ABVP won three seats in the polls, NSUI could retain only one seat.

"Today`s youth have rejected those type of leader who come in a helicopter and visit Dalit villages wearing Reebok shoes," Vijay said apparently referring to Rahul.

"DUSU results are a clear indication that youth do not accept such leader," he said. Congratulating the ABVP for its spectacular victory,
he said youths are inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekananda
and Bhagat Singh and they have rejected the five-star culture."