The Return of Campus Politics in Maharashtra

Student organizations often play a mouthpiece for their parent political parties to leverage the youth vote and induct them into the party cadre | Source: SFI website
Unlike elections in DUSU, the posts at the university councils in Maharashtra are filled through indirect elections | Source: SFI website
Apart from organizing sessions to create awareness on national issues, student bodies use Whatsapp groups and local meetings to keep in touch with their constituents | Source: Wikimedia Commons
Elections to the student bodies were reintroduced in the state in 2018 through the Maharashtra Public Universities Act 2016, | Source: SFI website
Student bodies with their varied political affiliations remained influential on campuses and held sway on important issues even after the ban on elections in 1994 | Source: Creative Commons
To prevent a return to the 1990s, which saw spiraling violence between student unions and led to a ban on campus politics, strict rules and regulations have been put in place since the passage of the 2016 Act | Source: SFI website

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Polstrat is a political consultancy aiming to shift the narrative of political discourse in the country from a problem-centric to a solutions-oriented approach.

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