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Shakti Singh, Former DUSU President Joins BJP 

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Shakti Singh, former President, Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU), has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Singh, who contested the Student Elections through the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is likely being involved in the BJP to reach out to the youth regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). One of the top BJP leaders commented to The Daily Pioneer, “Singh is very likely to contest Delhi Assembly elections from Timarpur Vidhan Sabha constituency.”

Amidst massive student protests around University campuses, Singh’s association with the BJP comes along as a rather significant move to student bodies. Confirming his joining in BJP, Singh says, “University campus has taken different shape nowadays, it is required to convey that youth is not standing with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress only, but with BJP also.” He also claimed that youth were contributing to the process of the Country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

As reported by Outlook, Manoj Tiwari, Minister of Parliament (MP), BJP, welcomed Singh, and said that the resolve of a new India was to be realised through young leaders like him.

As the Delhi Legislative Assembly Elections approach, the conflict amongst political identities flourishes. Singh congratulated and applauded BJP MP’s effort in installing the first air purifier in Delhi, and also questioned the AAP’s failure for public health in lieu of emergency every winter season. He stated, “Delhi people have faced a lot under the tenure of Arvind Kejriwal. Why the public is bound to inhale polluted air and drinking polluted water.”He furthr added, “Before free water and electricity  providing clean air should be the genuine effort of any ruling regime.”

Singh had won the post of Vice President in DUSU Elections 2018, and was later promoted to the post of President after the Presidential candidate Ankiv Basoiya resigned over a fake degree row. He then presided as the President for year 2018-19.

Feature Image Source: Shakti Singh

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