If this month, you are finding group of people eagerly waiting for you at the entry gate of college with smiling faces and ready for positive handshakes or road full of pamphlets and chaos everywhere then be excited it is‘Delhi University’s election season’. Delhi University has announced the dates for DUSU (Delhi University’s Student Union) election, which would be held on 12 September 2018 where student would need to choose the four office bearers of DUSU.
DUSU election act as a stepping stone for aspiring politicians as it provide a doorway to directly enter into local and national politics. There are many leaders who were once a part of DUSU and now have occupied an important position and portfolios in the government. Some of the name are ‘ Arun Jaitely ‘, the current finance minister and ‘Ajay Maken’ who is currently the General Secretary of the Indian National Congress.
Since Delhi University is the largest university of the country, the sentiments and thoughts of students here directly reflects thoughts of younger generation.Student organizations like ABVP, the NSUI, CYSS and AISA – chase the race against time to reach out maximum students. The organizations are affiliated and funded by famous political parties. DUSU elections give strong indication in which direction wind is blowing as Delhi University consist of students from all over country. Hence DUSU election straight away impacts the Indian politics. It even helps in predicting the result of Delhi legislative election and government that will be formed in center. As the same youth vote in these election.
Apart from these facts, it is important to know how student’s union helps students. Student organizations remain directly in contact with students for helping them. They put their agendas forward and use different strategies and tactics to gain maximum student support. They help in highlighting and protecting student’s interest. Different issues like ‘women safety’, ‘Hostel facility’ and ‘metro fare’ etc. are raised by organizations. They minimize the communication gap between students and faculty. A great example is the rollback of FYUP system.
There are universities and colleges where there is no freedom to form such political bodies and consequently they suffer from unfair practices forced by colleges. The involvement of students in politics leads to more developed and democratic thoughts which are good for the country.