Student wing of congress, National Student Union of India (NSUI) released a manifesto for the DU Student Union poll (DUSU) which is due for September 9. Apart from this it has already released a special "women manifesto" and "manifesto for northern students" ahead of the polls.
ABVP is the major challenge for NSUI as they have been sweeping all four seats of DSU from NSUI from past two consecutive years and are already aiming for the hat-trick this year.
"Due to the fear of losing, our opponents are pretending to be nationalists in the campuses now and projecting anyone else who is against the agenda of the RSS as anti-nationals. It is rather unfortunate that these people who stayed away from the freedom struggle and were also involved in the murder of Mahatma Gandhi are now wearing the mask of nationalism," senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said.
Construction of more hostels, physical and academic infrastructure for differently-abled students, incentives for sports and extra-curricular activities, free health insurance and ensuring student representation in the governing body of colleges are other issues on NSUI agenda.
Other student wings of various political parties have also intensified their campaign. A total of 91 candidates are in the fray for the four crucial DUSU posts. There are 27 candidates for the post of president, 19 for vice-president, 24 for secretary and 21 for the post of joint secretary.