NEW DELHI: Just two weeks ahead of Delhi University Students’ Union elections, the student bodies have alleged that the three-time DUSU winner, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), have spent a large chunk of the welfare money, allotted to them last year, on tea and refreshment parties.
The document of expenditure that is with The Sunday Standard reveals that out of `26,20,000—yearly budget earmarked to the student body—`21,78,000 were spent on tea, photostat, repair, maintenance, and refreshment for party workers.
NSUI Delhi state president Akshay Lakra said, “It is a shame that the party has used the amount, meant to be spent on students’ welfare, hostel construction and safety measures, on tea and biscuits. They have used misused the students’ money.”
Meanwhile, the ABVP claimed that the rivals are using this as a tactic to defame them ahead of elections that are going to be held on September 12.
Denying this fact, ABVP National Media Convener Saket Bahuguna said, “The rival parties are imposing false allegations on us. We have spent only 20 per cent of the money on refreshment. The money has also been spent on self-defence, woman safety and other things, which is not mentioned in the list.”
Meanwhile, AISA DU President Kawlpreet Kaur said, “They have spent 80 per cent of the fund on refreshments and just `40,000 on seminars.”