• ABVP declares candidates for MSU Students Union polls in Vadodara
     August 8th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    MS UniversityThe Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Tuesday declared its candidates for the post of general secretary (GS) and vice-president (VP) for the forthcoming M S University Students Union (MSUSU) polls scheduled on August 22.

    ABVP has roped in former faculty general secretary (FGS) of Faculty of Technology and Engineering (FTE) Jayesh Balai for the post of MSUSU GS and second year student of department of economics of faculty of arts Sai Vichare for the post of MSUSU VP.

    “Balai is a third year student of Bachelors of Engineering in mechanical stream at FTE, while Vichare is a topper in economics,” ABVP’s joint secretary for Gujarat state Smit Thakur said.

    The two candidates started their campaigning at the campus after offering prayers at the temple near the faculty of arts building.

    The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on its part is expected to declare its candidates for the two top posts on Wednesday. NSUI was earlier expected to declare its GS and VP candidates on Tuesday morning. Since Monday, the student outfit was a facing hiccup with names of several candidates cropping up at the last moment.

    Now, sources suggest that the student outfit has arrived at a final decision regarding its candidates, but is waiting for its state office-bearers to make the declaration. Elections for the two top posts of MSUSU – GS and VP – are usually a direct contest between ABVP and NSUI, but the number of candidates in the fray will be clear on August 14, which is the last date of issuing of the nomination forms this year. The last date for withdrawal of nomination form is August 17.