The representation of women in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls continues to remain low. This year, of 23 candidates, only five are women. For the president’s post, only one woman candidate is contesting — Preeti Chauhan of the Indian National Students Organisation.
Over the years, women candidates who have been elected as president include BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Alka Lamba from the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), who is now an AAP MLA.
For the vice-president’s post, three candidates are women: Leena from the NSUI and Anshika Singh from the Left-leaning AISA. The Chhatra Yuva Sangarsh Samiti, the AAP’s student wing which is in alliance with AISA, has fielded two male candidates.
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