Published: 04th February 2020
Say no to NOTA, exercise your franchise: DUSU tells students ahead of Delhi Elections
DUSU office-bearers visited colleges under the Delhi University, including Hansraj College, Hindu College, Rajdhani College, and Shivaji College
The Delhi University Students' Union initiated a campaign — DUSU in Campus — requesting student-voters to exercise their franchise in the upcoming Delhi Assembly election without fail. NOTA is not an option said DUSU President Akshit Dahiya.
DUSU office-bearers visited colleges under the Delhi University, including Hansraj College, Hindu College, Rajdhani College, and Shivaji College, holding several public discussions on the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 as well as the upcoming Delhi Assembly Election. "DUSU is approaching the student-voters through pamphlets and classroom interactions to counter the CAA-centred disinformation campaign that is currently underway," said Akshit, adding, "While we have successfully frustrated many attempts aimed at vitiating the atmosphere of peace on college campuses, engineered by student outfits affiliated to opposition political parties, we continue to remain vigilant against any such eventuality. We wish to sustain our awareness campaign and hope to conduct several academic debates to clear each and every misconception regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act."
"This endeavour has given us the chance to appeal to every student to exercise their invaluable right to vote, as well as encourage their near and dear ones to exercise their franchise as well," said DUSU Joint Secretary, Shivanghi Kharwal. Reiterating Akshit's point she added, "In our awareness campaign, we have reiterated our principled stance on NOTA, asking voters to disregard it as an electoral option and instead choose the best possible alternative available."