LUCKNOW: In a major jolt to the ruling BJP just ahead of the upcoming civic polls, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the saffron brigade, tasted another brutal drubbing at the students’ union elections in Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidya Peeth (MGKVP) in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi.
While the post of KVP president has gone to Samajwadi Party rebel Rahul Dubey, Roshan Kumar won the vice-presidentsip as the joint candidate of Samajwadi Yuvjan Chhatra Sabha (SYCS) and National students Union of India (NSUI). Dubey drubbed ABVP’s Valmiki Upadhyaya by garnering 2,365 votes.
Anil Yadav, another rebel of Samajwadi Party students’ wing, won the seat of general secretary as an independent.
The fourth seat went to SYCS and NSUI joint candidate Ravi Pratap Singh. ABVP failed to win even a single seat.
This has come as a blow to the ruling party as the KVP defeat is the fourth in a row after losing the battles in JNU, Delhi University and Allahabad University. They believe that it is the reflection of the growing discontent for the ruling party and the diminishing impact of ABVP among university students.