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ABVP loses top posts in Varanasi’s Sanskrit University student union elections

This comes as a big blow to ABVP that clutches on to its Hindutva-ness and the Sanskrit language is very close knit with its ideology.

Sabrangindia 10 Jan 2020

ABVPImage Courtesy: financialexpress.com

In the student’s union elections held on December 8 at Varanasi’s Sampoornanand Sanskrit University, the ABVP lost all the tops posts to NSUI (National Students’ Union of India) which is the Congress party’s student wing.

NSUI candidates won the top 4 posts, president, vice-president, general secretary and library secretary becoming a big reason for celebration for Congress worker in Varanasi as well as Lucknow. This win has come with an impeccable timing for the Congress. After masked goons attacked the JNU campus on January 5, there were strong affirmations that the attacked was carried out by ABVP “goons” by JNU students and many others condemning the attack. Some screenshots of Whatsapp messages were doing the rounds on social media allegedly belonging to ABVP group planning as well as celebrating the attack on JNU. Whereas ABVP had blamed the violence on “Naxals” and leftist students while also claiming that they were carrying lathis for self defence.

This win for Congress possibly indicates that the students believed in this allegation against the ABVP and hence voted for the Congress student wing. This probably indicates a shift in student’s sentiment towards right-wing, the same students who are going to be voting in the next state election of Uttar Pradesh. In this is really an indication then it as spelled trouble for the BJP.

Of the total 1,950 students, 99 casted their votes in the polls. Shivam Shukla was elected as the President defeating ABVP’s Harshit Pandey and Chandan Kumar Mishra became the vice-President defeating ABVP’s Gaurav Dubey by a margin of 71 votes.

Harshit Pandey, after the results were declared said, “We also worked hard but are sad that we could not make it.” Congress general Secretary, Priyanka Gandhi tweeted congratulatory message

https://twitter.com/priyankagandhi/status/1215158143140818944

The victorious candidates were reportedly escorted home by the police after being administered oath.

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ABVP loses top posts in Varanasi’s Sanskrit University student union elections

This comes as a big blow to ABVP that clutches on to its Hindutva-ness and the Sanskrit language is very close knit with its ideology.

ABVPImage Courtesy: financialexpress.com

In the student’s union elections held on December 8 at Varanasi’s Sampoornanand Sanskrit University, the ABVP lost all the tops posts to NSUI (National Students’ Union of India) which is the Congress party’s student wing.

NSUI candidates won the top 4 posts, president, vice-president, general secretary and library secretary becoming a big reason for celebration for Congress worker in Varanasi as well as Lucknow. This win has come with an impeccable timing for the Congress. After masked goons attacked the JNU campus on January 5, there were strong affirmations that the attacked was carried out by ABVP “goons” by JNU students and many others condemning the attack. Some screenshots of Whatsapp messages were doing the rounds on social media allegedly belonging to ABVP group planning as well as celebrating the attack on JNU. Whereas ABVP had blamed the violence on “Naxals” and leftist students while also claiming that they were carrying lathis for self defence.

This win for Congress possibly indicates that the students believed in this allegation against the ABVP and hence voted for the Congress student wing. This probably indicates a shift in student’s sentiment towards right-wing, the same students who are going to be voting in the next state election of Uttar Pradesh. In this is really an indication then it as spelled trouble for the BJP.

Of the total 1,950 students, 99 casted their votes in the polls. Shivam Shukla was elected as the President defeating ABVP’s Harshit Pandey and Chandan Kumar Mishra became the vice-President defeating ABVP’s Gaurav Dubey by a margin of 71 votes.

Harshit Pandey, after the results were declared said, “We also worked hard but are sad that we could not make it.” Congress general Secretary, Priyanka Gandhi tweeted congratulatory message

https://twitter.com/priyankagandhi/status/1215158143140818944

The victorious candidates were reportedly escorted home by the police after being administered oath.

Related:

JNU VC Jagadesh Kumar makes 1st visit to Univ after Jan 5 Attack
Solidarity pours in for brutally attacked JNU students and teachers
JNU‘s fee hike fight an eyesore for the admin and Govt.?
FIR on injured JNUSU President invites ire of many
Eerie calm at JNU, women students leave hostel

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