Ending hooliganism on campus, 24X7 libraries for students, safer campus for women were some of the issues that weighed on the minds of the students of Delhi University before voting in students' union polls Wednesday.
Shubham Chaudhary, a second-year law student, said students do not vote for parties, rather they vote on the basis of the candidates' reputation and what work he or she has done.
Prakhar Yadav, a student of BA (Hons) Hindi at Hansraj College, said, "There should be no use of muscle power and students should have access to their elected representatives. The parties had promised to get new hostels for students, but no new hostels have been constructed till now."
Yadav also pitched for a cleaner and safer South Campus of the Delhi University for women students, from where some untoward incidents have been reported.
Many other students concurred with Yadav and stressed the need for ending 'gundagardi and hooliganism' on campus.
Mahima Chachra, a second year-student of Ramjas College and a taekwondo player, stressed the need for better facilities for sportspersons.
Aanchal, a second-year law student, said they have voted for the resolution of their college issues.
Mridul, a second-year law student said, "There should be 24X7 libraries for students. We do not even have fans in the hall. Issues like these should be taken up by the representatives."
Rahul, a student of Ramjas college, said, "The Delhi School Of Journalism, which charges exorbitant fees, does not even have proper facilities for students, who even protested inside the college for a couple of days. The elected representatives should take up the issue because students' future is at stake."
Another student said when it comes to DUSU polls, they always go by a candidate's reputation.
"We see whether the candidate has personally helped us in some way or has helped our peers. Even if a candidate does not belong to the party whose ideology I believe in, I have voted for them," he said.
In the fray are the National Students' Union of India, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, and the Aam Aadmi Party's students' wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), which is contesting with left-wing students' outfit All India Students Association (AISA).
After the AAP came to power in Delhi in February 2015, its students' wing had unsuccessfully contested the DUSU polls.
The DUSU election results will be announced Thursday.
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