DUSU polls: Parties line up more women candidates

The final list of candidates for the Delhi University Students' Union was declared on Friday. The polls will be held on September 13. This year, the list features a number of women candidates.

All India Students' Association (AISA)'s presidential candidate Anjali, a postgraduate student of English at Hindu College, said, "Every year, the two leading parties use money ó holding meets, distributing goodies ó and conduct rallies as a show of strength. We have been trying to bring the students together to raise issues that that they have been facing ó be it the four-year undergraduate programme, lack of affordable accommodation or fee-hike," she said.

Anjali is not the only woman candidate AISA has fielded this year. A second-year student of physics at Deshbandhu College, Charul Negi, will be running for the post of DUSU secretary. Charul is pitching her campaign on the issue of shabby infrastructure.

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) will be fielding Anshu Lakra, the grand-daughter of BJP leader Sahib Singh Verma, for the post of DUSU secretary.

"My family has a long association with politics. It was very natural for me to run for DUSU elections," Anshu, a final year student of BA Programme at Kirorimal College, said. Women's safety is the main issue that she wants to highlight.

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