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Rahul Gandhi’s US speech helped in win, says Ajay Maken

Published : Sep 14, 2017, 1:55 am IST
Updated : Sep 14, 2017, 2:07 am IST

Mr Maken said that the youth of Delhi who voted for PM Narendra Modi in general polls were unhappy with the Central govt.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said on Wednesday that its youth wing won two main seats in Delhi University Students’ Union (Dusu) elections because of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s speech at University of California. Mr Maken said that the youth of Delhi who voted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in general polls was unhappy with the Central government.

“The youth of Delhi has rejected the speech of Mr Modi and accepted the speech given by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Berkely University in the US. I congratulate the newly-elected NSUI candidates Rocky Tuseed (president) and Kunal Sehrawat (vice-president) for their victory in the Dusu elections. The rising student vote percentage shows the widening support for the Congress,” Mr Maken said.

The Congress said that the their rivals had applied all illegal ways to win in Dusu elections by hatching a conspiracy and getting rejected the nomination paper of their presidential candidate Rocky Tushir. 

“It was only because of the efforts made by senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram who filed a petition in the Delhi high court and won the battle for Mr Tuseed,” Mr Maken said.

The Delhi unit Congress chief also alleged cheating by the ABVP in re-counting due to which they lost the post of joint secretary. “We had won three seats — president, vice-president and joint secretary — but the ABVP candidates protested and demanded recounting and it was done without cameras. We suspect a foul play on the part of ABVP. We will go to court against the ABVP,” he added.

Tags: rahul gandhi, ajay maken, dusu polls
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi