The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has released their manifesto for the Delhi University Students’ Union polls. The DUSU polls are set to take place on September 12. National General Secretary of ABVP Ashish Chauhan said on Thursday, “The name ABVP itself includes the whole manifesto — ‘A’ stands for ‘academic, sports and co-curricular reforms’, ‘B’ for ‘Bharat first’, ‘V’ for ‘vision for world-class infrastructure, transportation and facilities’ and ‘P’ for ‘pledge for women’s safety, security and gender sensitisation’.” The ABVP also plans to introduce lectures which promote “love for the nation” with the help of the DU administration.
The presidential candidate for the RSS-affiliated outfit, Ankiv Basoya, promised that over 50 per cent of the DUSU’s budget will be spent on women and social justice related activities. Basoya said that special attention will be given to sports-related activities if they are elected to power. A “sports manifesto” is said to be released in the next couple of days.
Basoya also said that remedial classes will be carried for SC, ST, OBC and economically backward students. Moreover, a 24×7 reading room on the university campus and a one-course-one-fee scheme were promised by the union for all those enrolling for the post-graduate courses.
Basoya also batted for internship opportunities for students in different ministries and government institutions. The ABVP candidate for the post of joint secretary, Jyoti Chaudhary, talked about her commitment to making the campus safe for women. She also assured that sanitary napkin vending machines will be installed in all the DU colleges.
ABVP state secretary Bharat Khatana said they had prepared a “student-centric” manifesto.