Student politics in two internationally-known universities - DU and JNU - have surprised many this time round. While the right-wing ABVP expanded its hold in JNU, a campus dominated by left politics, the radical leftist AISA increased its vote share in DU, giving close competition to traditional organisations.
Congratulating ABVP for its tremendous victory in the DUSU elections, Delhi BJP today said the triumph of saffron party's student wing after 18 years is the "magic of the personality of Prime Minister Narendra Modi".
The Narendra Modi wave made its presence felt in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections after BJP's youth wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) made a clean sweep on all four posts after a gap of 18 years.
Two days ahead of Delhi University Students' Union polls, ABVP on Wednesday accused the NSUI candidates contesting for the post of president and vice-president of getting admission to varsity through 'fraudulant means', a charge strongly denied by them.
The concept of minority should be removed in India as it creates ill feeling among people of different communities, said Md. Jahidul Dewan, the Muslim face of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), who is contesting in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student's Union (JNUSU) election.
Scores of students on Tuesday took out a protest rally in North campus of Delhi University, demanding a "room rent control act" to facilitate affordable accommodation for students in absence of adequate hostel facilities in colleges.
Safety of women inside university's campus is one of the many issues with which Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student organisation of Delhi University, will be going to the upcoming students union elections.
An ABVP leader on Sunday tried to turn the heat of MPPEB`s PMT scam on Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh by alleging that one of the main accused was appointed by Singh in his capacity as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister in 1995.
Facing severe criticism from various students` organisations, academicians and political parties for delaying the admission process, the Delhi University (DU) on Friday agreed to comply with the University Grants Commission`s order to scrap its Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).