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ABVP releases manifesto for DUSU polls

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Parishad (ABVP) on Thursday released its manifesto for the (DUSU) polls with the promise that over 50 per cent of the union's budget will be spent on women and social justice related activities, along with a special attention to promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines on college campuses.

The DUSU polls are scheduled for September 12.

said, "The name itself includes the whole manifesto -- 'A' stands for 'academic, sports and co-curricular reforms', 'B' for 'Bharat first', 'V' for 'vision for world-class infrastructure, and facilities' and 'P' for 'pledge for women's safety, security and gender sensitisation'."

The RSS-affiliated students' union's for the polls, Ankiv Basoya, said the ABVP-led DUSU was committed to spending more than 50 per cent of its budget on women and social justice related activities.

He added that if elected to power, they would pay special attention to sports-related activities.

Basoya also mentioned issues like remedial classes for SC, ST, OBC and economically backward students, a 24x7 reading room on the university campus and one-course-one-fee for all the post-graduate courses.

He also batted for internship opportunities for students in different ministries and government institutions.

candidate for the post of talked about her commitment to make the campus safe for women. She also assured that sanitary napkin vending machines will be installed in all the DU colleges.

said they had prepared a "student-centric" manifesto.

The ABVP said they would be releasing a separate "sports manifesto" in the next couple of days.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 06 2018. 23:25 IST