After Delhi govt schools, party wants to improve educational standards in DU, says Rai.
New Delhi: AAP’s student wing CYSS and left-wing student outfit Aisa will jointly contest the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls on September 12, AAP leader Gopal Rai said on Wednesday.
Addressing a press conference here, he said the All India Students Association (Aisa) and Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) will combine for-ces ahead of the elections.
While Aisa will contest for the posts of president and vice-president, CYSS will field candidates for the secretary and joint secretary posts in the elections. Mr Rai, who is Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Delhi convener, said the joint panel of CYSS and Aisa will contest the polls for bringing in change, better education and other facilities in the Delhi University (DU) and will provide an alternative to DU students.
“DU students are fed up with ‘muscle power’ and ‘money power’ in DUSU elections. Students want a change for better education and facilities. With the alliance of CYSS and Aisa, there will be the beginning of positivity in student politics,” he said.
CYSS will be contesting elections after a gap of two years. The AAP leader said its student wing CYSS had contested the DUSU polls two years ago where it had got around 12,000 votes, while Aisa has been getting nearly 10,000 to 12,000 votes in the varsity polls.
After the AAP formed the government in Delhi in February 2015, its students wing had fought the DUSU elections but it had to face defeat.
Mr Rai also cited Delhi government’s “success” in implementing change in the schools of the capital and said that the party wanted to similarly impr-ove education standards in the university.
Meanwhile, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress hit out at AAP, saying students across the country have rejected the politics of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.
Last week while addressing students, senior leader of the Aam Admi Party Gopal Rai had said, “In order to bring positive changes in the student politics, the party’s student wing will participate in the DUSU elections.”
Mr Rai said that the country today needs positive politics. History is witness to the fact that great revolutions have been brought about by the students and the youth. That day Mr Rai had said that the country today needs positive politics.