Campus Politics: Moving across the Left-Right spectrum of Universities in Delhi

The dynamic nature of elections to the student bodies helps build and preserve a healthy political culture and an atmosphere of debate and discourse on the campus. | Source: Creative Commons
The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student arm of the Indian National Congress, was founded by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1971 | Source: Wikimedia Commons
Campus politics in DUSU has become a show of money and muscle power, as thousands of flyers flood the streets of campuses and posters are put up all over the city | Source: Wikimedia Commons
According to sources in NSUI and ABVP, while candidates are selected based on their engagement in the organization, their ability to fund their campaign is also taken into consideration. | Source: Creative Commons
The campus politics of DUSU and JNUSU, amongst other universities, is deeply integrated with electoral politics at the state and national- level. | Wikimedia Commons
During the 2013 DUSU election, NSUI’s entire poll budget was said to be Rs. 1.5 crore, while ABVP spent close to Rs. 1 crore in the same elections. | Source: Creative Commons
Elections to the DU’s student body, Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) is regarded as one of the most popular events of student politics in India. | Source: Wikimedia Commons



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