With the ongoing enthusiasm and politics surrounding the forthcoming elections of the Delhi University Students’ Union, DU Beat has taken the initiative to organise the first DUSU Presidential Debate in association with Newslaundry, an independent news media and media critic platform, on the 9th of September, Wednesday at Conference Room, Press Club of India at 6 PM. The event will see the presidential candidates of the four big parties- ABVP, CYSS, AISA, NSUI contesting in the University elections put forth their ideologies and agendas to students.
The aim of this debate is to allow DU students to make informed choices in forming their union by choosing representatives they can hold accountable later. The debate will be conducted in a structured manner, with limited speaking time per candidate, followed by a question-answer round. To keep things fair, the debate will be conducted by an unbiased presenter, Mr. Abhinandan Sekhri from Newslaundry, he has also volunteered with India Against Corruption in the past.
Having conducted an online poll recently and seeing the response on election-related posts, we believe that the students of Delhi University expect more from their union, and this debate intends exactly that. The debate will be streamed live too! Stay tuned for more details.
(Press Club of India is closest to Central Secretariat metro station.)
Graphic by Naman Sehgal