Gurmehar to push for AISA in varsity polls
By Gayathri Mani | Published: 13th August 2017 08:28 AM |
NEW DELHI: Eyeing the upcoming Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) elections, the Left-affiliated All India Student Association (AISA) has planned to rope in Gurmehar Kaur as their star campaigner.
AISA Delhi state secretary Niraj Kumar said “We believe that Gurmehar is part of us. For us, she is not a celebrity, she is a DU student. We are planning to engage Kaur as she is confident and is fighting for the rights of students, freedom of speech and expression, and women rights.”
Kaur, a student of English (Hons) at Lady Shri Ram College and daughter of a Kargil martyr, became the national talking point after her poster image holding a placard reading, “I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP,” went viral after a clash broke out in Ramjas college in February.
Kaur’s campaign had garnered support from across the nation.
AISA, which has got 7,000 members registered with it after the beginning of new session, also plans to invite JNU and DU academicians, including, Prabhat Patnaik, Nivedita Menon, and Nandita Narain, and actress Swara Bhaskar to strengthen their campaign. However, the ABVP is reigning the DUSU for past last three years. At present, three seats are occupied by the BJP-backed student wing and one seat is with NSUI.