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From teacher's pet to 'bully' on campus: ABVP and its relationship with BJP

Despite being the BJP's older sibling, the ABVP's relationship with the Sangh's political progeny is peculiar

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ABVP | BJP worker | Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Radhika Ramaseshan  |  New Delhi 



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ABVP workers protesting on the road

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s (ABVP’s) charter of aims and purposes is clear that students’ power should be treated as “the nation’s power and not a nuisance” to be frittered away on turbulent varsity conflicts and “politicking”. Ideally, it is an “asset” that should be funnelled into playing a “leading role in public education, public service...while confronting corruption and anti- attributes with fervent pride...”

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First Published: Sun, January 19 2020. 23:46 IST

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