Student Outfits Going All Out to Support Their Parent Parties

Published: 31st March 2014 12:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2014 12:18 PM   |  A+A-

With Lok Sabha elections in Delhi less than two weeks away, the student wings of various political parties in the national capital have started pitching in with street plays, debates, rock shows and door-to -door campaigning.  

The Delhi University unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students' wing of BJP, has drawn up a detail campaigning plan to seek votes for Narendra Modi, which includes holding around 1,200 street plays.      

"We have around 600 volunteers in DU, JNU, IIT and IP university who are campaigning for Modi. We have also printed T-shirts with 'I want Modi as PM' slogan," said ABVP National Secretary, Rohit Chahal.  

Chahal said they were not campaigning directly for BJP, but only mobilising support for party's Prime Ministerial candidate.  

Wearing Modi T-shirts, the ABVP volunteers have already covered around 100 Metro stations where they distributed pamphlets to mobilise support for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.       

"Besides Metro stations, we have covered around 150 small and big markets such as Lajpat Nagar, Chandi Chowk, etc. to garner support for him (Modi)," Chahal said, adding that ABVP has already organised around 700 street plays across Delhi. 

"Our target is to do 1,200 nukkad nataks. We've also gone from door-to-door to spread awareness about Modi," Chahal said.           

Chahal attacked policies of UPA government and said besides campaigning for Modi, ABVP's aim was also to make people aware about the "misdeeds" of the Congress-led dispensation.           

The JNU unit of National Students' Union of India (NSUI), the youth wing of Congress, said it will go all out to spread the message about the UPA government's achievements.            

"We will go to people individually and in teams to highlight what the UPA government has done for the country in the last 10 years. We will also go with the party's Lok Sabha candidates when they go for campaigning," said NSUI General Secretary Rajeev.        

The ABVP unit at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the varsity which is a Left bastion, is also campaigning for Modi. Its members have especially targeted those areas where BJP had a poor showing in the Delhi Assembly elections.

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