New Delhi : The National Students Union of India (NSUI) today accused the BJP student wing, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthee Parishad (ABVP) of resorting to violence and hooliganism to intimidate students ahead of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections scheduled to be held tomorrow.
Addressing a press conference here today, the AICC incharge for NSUI, Kanhaiya Kumar and the NSUI president Neeraj Kundan alleged that the ABVP with the support and patronage of the administration and Delhi Police was trying to vitiate the peaceful academic atmosphere of the campus.
Kumar asserted, come what may, the NSUI will not let that happen and will not be intimidated by such tactics. He said, despite so many resources and support with their government at the centre, the ABVP had panicked and was fearing defeat. That is why this organisation is resorting to violence and hooliganism, he added.
The former JNU Students Union president said, the NSUI was going to these elections with a positive agenda. He said, the NSUI was getting extensive support from the student community from across the country like the students of North-East and the southern states.
He said, these elections were being held after a gap of three years and most of the students like those studying in first and third year were all first time voters.
He asserted that the arrogance and efforts of intimidation will be defeated on September 22, the day of elections. He expressed confidence that the entire panel of the NSUI which has been drawn from the common backgrounds will get elected. He said, those in the panel belong to a farmer’s and a soldier’s families. NSUI’s Presidential candidate Hitesh Gulia was also attacked by ABVP, they vandalized his car. He has been active in student politics and currently a student of law.
Kumar said, their positive agenda was getting immense support from the students and in some cases from the other sections also. He said, the demand for two day menstural leave for female students every month has been appreciated by the teachers and students alike.
He said, the way academic atmosphere of the campus was being vitiated, it must have caused concern among parents and families of the students who come here to study from across the country and abroad. He pointed out, Delhi University is a prestigious university and any wrong image of the institution is not good for the country.
The AICC incharge of NSUI accused the Delhi Police of allowing a free run to the ABVP for its violence and hooliganism. He alleged that instead of taking action against the ABVP activists, the NSUI activists were being wrongly targeted and harassed.