Prominent members step down from NSUI to pave way for new leaders

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On July 14, Angellica Aribam, the face of NSUI in North East and the National General Secretary of NSUI and a member of NSUI National Committee, resigned from her post. Hailing from Manipur, Angellica pursued her Law Degree from Law Faculty Delhi University. She joined NSUI way back in 2012 when she was still in her early days of college life. Angellica used the social media platform to announce her resignation wherein she thanked the former National Presidents of NSUI as well as Rahul Gandhi.

Angellica said it has been about five years in the position and she feels that there’s a need to create space for young leaders in the system. After her resignation, another National General Secretary and a member of National Committee, Leni Jadhav resigned.

Resignation row continued till today, July 17 within congress backed NSUI with prominent Face of Youth Congress and NSUI, Hasiba Amin, resigned. Following the footprints of other two National committee Members, Amin went on to Facebook to announce her disassociation from the organisation. On her Facebook post she wrote of her entire journey with NSUI from her start in 2010 to when she went on to contest state president elections on 15th January, 2012. She thanked her entry into the system and her encouragement sources with whose support she went on to become the first woman NSUI state president of Goa and the only minority woman State President in India. She posted of her fond remembrance of the time when the entire Congress family stood by her, without asking any questions, when the opposition tried to defame her with her feature in the Lok sabha Ad campaign. “But like every other stage of life, time comes when you have to move on and let go. It’s that time for me. I have tendered in my resignation about a month ago. I believe it’s time to move on and make space for new energy – with fresh ideas and creativity, to take the organization even higher,” quoted Hasiba.

To all these turmoils, the President of NSUI Fairoz Khan told DU Beat in a statement, “It is a natural process of members joining and leaving, and whatever may come our team has always worked for the betterment of the students and will continue to do so. I did talk with Angellica, Leni and Hasiba and support their decisions to move forth in life, taking to other avenues. Some members are opting for higher studies and some are paving the way for new members. They are thoughtful enough; the new students with potential should have their role in the national service.”


Feature Image Credits: DNA India

Radhika Boruah
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Head of Web at DU Beat (2017-18), and a passionate writer from Miranda House, with a sweet tooth and a funny bone.

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