In order to address the various issues faced by students belonging to the northeast states, National Students Union of India (NSUI) has released a sub-manifesto so as to look after the same. The Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes and former Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) President and current NSUI President Amrita Dhawan released the special manifesto.
- The student's wing of the Congress promised to build four hostels for students from the region, a cultural centre, and an alumni body.
- It also promised to ensure that Hindi language is not made a compulsory subject for northeastern students, among other things
Other issues to be tackled by NSUI
- Construction of more hostels
- Physical and academic infrastructure for differently-abled students
- Incentives for sports and extra-curricular activities
- Free health insurance
Ensuring student representation in the governing body of colleges
A statement issued by NSUI said, "Each year, over 30,000 students migrate from northeast India to Delhi, besides the nearly 2,00,000 northeast Indians already residing here. In order to bridge the existing gap, NSUI has come out with a special Manifesto for the North-Eastern students after widespread consultations with students of the University."