The ABVP-OBC Front alliance in the recent Hyderabad Central University student’s council elections reflect changes in subaltern political equations that could potentially decide India’s future.
Between university elections, Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Berkeley and the BJP’s defensive attitude, it seems as though the grand old party may be re-emerging as a political alternative.
The ABVP, students’ wing of the RSS, won two panel posts as well – secretary and joint secretary.
The ABVP finished with its worst-ever performance in recent history at JNU, having struggled to retain its traditional voters. Meanwhile, AISA has emerged as a formidable party at DU.
Last year and the year before that, ABVP won all four seats in the DUSU polls.
A glaring disconnect with students and issues of education has forced NSUI and ABVP to turn DUSU polls into a game of money and muscle-flexing.
How committed to women’s issues are the parties contesting in Delhi University?