The recent DU Student Union Election Results – see how the wind blows

I’ve consistently maintained in several portals that BJP is a party that is deficient of talent and experience. The gamble of RSS to catapult a controversial face with a tarred reputation to the centre stage paid dividends pro tem like a wind fall in the last Lok Sabha polls. RSS managed to garner the Hindu hardliner’s support and attracted the desperate youth with the mirage of bright future coated with Hindutva appeal. “Acchche din’ was a deceptive but mesmerizing slogan that put on hopes to many of the gullible hopefuls. However, as the BJP completes a marathon 40 months race and the other side of new Lok Sabha is beckoning alarmingly, the formidable outfit sees to have lost the road as well as the roadmap.
There is not point to recall the BJP lied about ‘Black Money’, 15 lakhs in every Indian Passbook, secure borders, ten heads for one head, Clean and Aviral Ganga, Corruption Free Bharat and Smart Cities.
In the new sargam of national life we are hit by the highest petrol prices as the current Petrol price in New Delhi is 70.39 INR, with effect from Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Let the readers recall the year 2012, in January, these BJP stalwarts riding bicycles, cycle rickshaws and even bullock carts with a large number of Bharatiya Janata Party workers held a demonstration on Parliament Street to protest against the rise in the prices of all essential commodities and the recent hike in petrol prices. Led by Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta, the protesters, who included eight MLAs, raised slogans against the “anti-people’’ policies of the Congress-led Government at the Centre. After being addressed by the party leaders, the protesters moved towards Parliament. They broke through some of the police barricades and later courted arrest when the police used water cannons to disperse them and prevented their further advance towards Parliament.

Earlier, addressing the protesters, Mr. Gupta had charged that the Central Government was playing a “double game’’ to demoralize the people. “On the one hand the Group of Ministers is formed on paper to curb price spiral and on the other the Government is trying to deprive the common man of his bread by increasing the price of petrol by Rs.5.50 within a month. Nowhere in the world is the tax on oil so high as it is in India,’’ he said, adding that “here the Government recovers more tax than the price of oil’’.

What face these leaders have to show to suffering masses?

The merciless killing of Gauri Lankesh has turned the tables against the well orchestrated take-over game plan for 2019 and the public is rising from deep enforced slumber.

The thundering ABVP defeat at JNU’s Union elections and the convincing victory of Congress student wing National Students Union of India (NSUI) has shaken the ruling dispensation to its roots. NSUI won the posts of President and Vice-President. BJP’s student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has won the post of Secretary. And jt-secy post. However, NSUI has rejected the revised results. NSUI handle on Twitter indicated that the party is looking to go to High Court to challenge the result. According to NSUI they have won 3, not 2 seats.

Before the latest DU student union election the Prime Minister addressed students across the nation from Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Speaking at the event, Prime Minister stressed on his Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Addressing the event, PM Modi said that Indians do not have the right to chant Vande Mataram if they go on to spit pan and throw garbage on roads. He further added that those who clean the roads and surroundings have the first right in the country. Speaking about Swami Vivekanada’s address in at Parliament on Religion in Chicago on 11 September, 1983, PM Modi said people in India remember 9/11 of 1893. “Today is 9/11…this day became widely spoken about after 2001 but there was another 9/11 of 1893 which we remember. Just with a few words, a youngster from India won over the world and showed the world the power of oneness,” the Prime Minister said.

It was a pep talk to enlighten the students of DU to recognize the vision and mission of BJP ideology. However, The ABVP had claimed that on the basis of its ‘pro-student issues’ and consistent ‘developmental work’ on JNU campus, it would defeat the Left, as students have got over the ‘Communist narratives’. With the NDA government at the Centre, they expected to repeat the feat of 2000, when ABVP candidate Sandeep Mahapatra had bagged the president’s post for the first and the last time in JNUSU history.

However, Rahul Gandhi’s speech to students at University of California, Berkeley on Monday touched all major aspects of contemporary Indian politics, right from defending questions on dynasty politics to raising questions over the Modi government’s demonetisation drive. Not only that, the Congress vice-president said that he was “absolutely ready” to take up an executive responsibility if the party asked him to do so. It seems that the intelligent boys at the universities are finding closer equation with the young scion of Congress Party.

According to NSUI’s national media in-charge Neeraj Mishra, “Today’s victory of the NSUI at DUSU is a mandate against Modi’s policies and the RSS-ABVP agenda of saffronisation of university campuses. The results of Rajasthan University, Panjab University and now Delhi University shows how the students have rejected them. Amid strong positioning of the ABVP, the victory of the NSUI also reflects the trust reposed by the youth on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.”

Prior to JNU and DU students’ polls, in the elections in Rajasthan University, and in Punjab University as well the ABVP came a cropper, losing all three major seats.

We shall not discuss about Ahmad Patel’s victory at RS or the results of ‘Bawana by polls’ where Aam Aadmi Party’s Ram Chander managed to win by a margin of 24,000 votes over his closest rival Ved Prakash of the BJP. But one can listen to the alarming bells announcing the bad times for communal, parochial and blatant non-inclusive mind-sets.

Naim Naqvi

Did his graduation in Science discipline from AMU in 1972-73. He was Secretary of University Ali Society in 1970 and M.M. Hall Literary Society in early 70 's and member of Tayyabji Literary Society. Did his Diploma in Bakery Administration from HTT College Oxford Street London in 1987. Worked with National Herald - Delhi, Blitz - Bombay as Trainee Journalist and in Production Department with 'Naya Sansar Pictures' of Khwaja Ahmed Abbas at Bombay in early 70's. Traveled for study and training purposes to Germany, U.K., Switzerland, France, Dubai, Oman, AbuDhabi, Bahrain and Philepines.

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