DUSU: NSUI reserves seats for woman, SC/STs

Deepu Sebastian Edmond
Posted: Mon Aug 23 2010, 00:19 hrs

Ahead of Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls on September 3,
the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has announced that it
will reserve a seat each for an SC/ST and woman candidate.The DUSU
elections will see contestants running for president, vice-president,
secretary and joint secretary.

The move is unprecedented, especially since DU students have of late
shown a tendency to vote individuals based on their caste and regional

“We know it is a risky move. However, someone had to take the
initiative against caste politics. We are attempting to democratise
the DUSU election,” said NSUI national president Hibi Eden.

Also from this year, instead of being nominated, candidates for the
four DUSU posts will be chosen by an electoral college of NSUI
delegates from various Delhi University institutions.

“Nominations are to be filed by aspiring candidates on Sunday. About
400 delegates from various DU colleges will vote for their candidates
on Monday,” said NSUI general secretary Mohd Shahnawaz Choudhary, who
looks after the Delhi State Unit. The last date for filing nominations
for the DUSU elections is August 24.

The delegates were chosen last November when the elections to the
NSUIs Delhi state unit had taken place. An observer from the J M
Lyngdoh-headed Foundation for Advanced Management for Election, which
supervises NSUI and Youth Congress elections, will be present during
the Monday's election.

However, the delegates will elect four individuals without
recommending who will run for which office. A committee formed by the
NSUI will have the final say on the matter. The current DUSU, with
Manoj Choudhary as the president, has girls occupying the three other


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