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DUSU results: Victory for Congress-backed NSUI in top two posts signals a change

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In India, two students’ polls draw immense national attention and they happen to be the Delhi University Students Union and the JNU Students Union elections. If the JNU polls were decisively won by the “United Left” only days back, good news has followed swiftly from the DUSU poll results, which have given the liberals, seculars and anti-Hindutva population an occasion to rejoice.

Known to mentor latter-day national level politicians, DUSU polls are taken very seriously by avid political watchers, not only because the connection it has with the country’s youth, but also because it often foreshadows what’s to come in terms of national politics.

It’s precisely because of this reason that the comeback of the Indian National Congress-affiliated NSUI (National Students Union of India) in the DUSU polls calls for us to sit up and take note.

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NSUI has won the posts of the president and vice-president of DUSU in a tightly fought poll, while the RSS-backed ABVP – Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad – won the posts of secretary and joint secretary. NSUI’s Rocky Tuseed has bagged the post of the DUSU president, and he takes over from ABVP’s Amit Tanwar, who won last year. Tuseed defeated ABVP’s Rajat Choudhary, while........

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