DUSU election 2017: After NGT notice over wall defacing, candidates tweaking spellings in posters; here’s why

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Published: September 7, 2017 8:16:28 AM

The Delhi University released the names of its candidates for Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections on Wednesday.

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The Delhi University released the names of its candidates for Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections on Wednesday. The National Green Tribunal had sent a notice to those who had allegedly defaced the walls across the city. Even after the notice, no action was taken against the perpetrators. The only reason for not facing any actions- the candidates whose posters were allegedly pasted around the campus and the city added extra letters to their name, Indian Express reported.

The candidates have figured out an innovative way to make the election cut. The presidential candidate from ABVP in all his campaigning posters and pamphlets has written his name as Rajjat Chaudhary whereas his name is spelt only with a single J. The vice president of the party has also done a similar thing. According to a former DU election officer, who had earlier said that the only reason why officials have not been able to take actions against the ones defacing the wall since they tweak the spelling of names. Rawat said, “The students can rightfully claim that it is not their posters as the spelling does not match. Legally, too, this point stands. So the university cannot do much about it.”

Ankiv Basoya of the ABVP whose posters can be seen almost everywhere in the city withdrew his name from the nomination in the last minute. According to the organisation, he did so with mutual understanding and has been promised a ticket from ABVP in the coming year. The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday warned the Delhi University students of rustication if they were found plastering posters on the campus walls or distributing pamphlets ahead of the upcoming DUSU elections. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the DU authorities to remove within 24 hours all the posters defacing the university property and said the violators would be fined Rs 5,000 for not abiding by its order.

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