New Delhi: Following the resignation of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) president Ankiv Basoya after being suspended from Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), National Students Union of India (NSUI) has demanded a fresh election of the Students Union.
In a statement issued by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Joint- Secretary and NSUI in-charge Ruchi Gupta, demands fresh DUSU election.
The “fake-degree” matter was taken up by the National Students Union of India as they found out two months back. It produced a Thiruvalluvar University Registrar’s letter, written to the former’s state party chairman, informing that Baisoya was not a student of the said university.
NSUI welcome the sacking of Basoya
“We welcome the much-delayed decision by the ABVP to ask Ankiv Baisoya to step down as DUSU President. This is clearly a decision under pressure and not principle given the inordinate delay by the ABVP and in light of the upcoming HC order on the 20th, when it is near certain that Ankiv would have been disqualified anyway. This is a sorry face-saving attempt by the ABVP,” said Ruchi Gupta.
Baisoya was elected President of the DU students’ union after a fierce poll battle between the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)– of which Baisoya is a member — and Congress’ National Students Union of India.
AICC Joint-secretary alleged that ABVP ably supported by a supine DU Administration waited for two months in an attempt to retain the DUSU Presidents post with ABVP (more on this below) instead of asking him to step down when the matter came to light.
She further added that ABVP also didn’t set up an enquiry committee of its own at the time even though intrepid media reporters were able to confirm the truth within days. This decision at this belated hour, when the ostensible 2 months as stipulated by Lyngdoh Committee guidelines are over, is clearly cynical and cowardly.
In her statement, NSUI in charge demands fresh elections and made it clear that if DU Administration continues to show itself to be servile to the interests of the ABVP, they will pursue this matter in Court.