ABVP debuts in Calcutta University with clean sweep

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  1. iNDiAN.96

    iNDiAN.96 Troll Soldier Senior Member

    Oct 26, 2010
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    KOLKATA: The Sangh Parivar students' wing — ABVP — made a stunning debut in Calcutta University on Saturday by sweeping 14 of the 16 posts in College of Jute Technology.

    It was the saffron cubs' first attempt at contesting CU students' union elections. DSO (SUCI's student arm) and Trinamool Chattra Parishad are the only ones to have managed this feat earlier.

    Buoyed, the ABVP leadership promised to "spring more surprises," indicating that a number of disgruntled TMCP members might switch over.

    ABVP secretary Subir Halder said they have a "good chance" of forming the student union at Kidderpore College with the support of other organizations. Both TMCP and Chhatra Parishad of Congress rubbished the claim.

    "We dedicate this win to all the students of Bengal who dared 34 years of CPM-SFI misrule and endured TMCP violence for three years to stand by our side to establish nationalism. Education minister Partha Chatterjee had questioned our existence. May be it's time he wakes up to reality," said Halder.

    TMCP denied ABVP was a threat. The ruling party's student wing won six college unions uncontested, apart from the CU College Street and Rajabazar campuses.


    TMCP also had clear majority in Ballygunge Science College (where the jute college is located). "ABVP is misleading everyone. The jute technology is merely a department on Ballygunge campus. We bagged 20 of the 32 seats in Shyamaprasad College and are hopeful of a clean sweep here too," said Koushik Saha, TMCP state general secretary. TMCP president, Ashok Rudra, dedicated the win to the "persona of chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the good work of the Ma, Maati, Manush government".

    Chhatra Parishad and SFI returned empty-handed. "This was not an election but a mockery of it. Wait for the elections at Jadavpur University and Presidency University before you write us off from Kolkata," said an SFI leader.

    Chhatra Parishad Trinamool violence stopped them from collecting nomination papers because of which they lost control of Jagadish Chandra Bose College after several years. "Even if we don't have any class representative, we will not align with anybody," said Chhatra Parishad leader Kaustav.

    ABVP debuts in Calcutta University with clean sweep - The Times of India
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  3. Nicky G

    Nicky G Senior Member Senior Member

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    West Bengal is really ripe for BJP with Didi embroiled in Shardha and those problems will only compound as the next year's assembly elections approach.

    With the Left nowhere in picture and even TMC ministers switching to BJP, this is the best chance BJP will get in a while and it seems they are determined to capitalize.

    A BJP government in WB is also just as critical as perhaps J&K considering the rampant terrorist appeasement and shelter being provided there.

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