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JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh to Contest in Bengal Elections

JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) president, Aishe Ghosh is all set to contest elections for the Jamuria seat for the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI (M)] 

With the statement of beholding Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in her heart and mind, the president of Jawaharlal Nehru Student Union (JNUSU) Aishe Ghosh is all ready to delve into the arena of West Bengal politics. She has been fielded by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI (M)] from Jamuria Legislative Assembly seat and garners support from the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM).

As reported by NDTV, she owns the position of being the first sitting president of JNUSU to participate in an Assembly election. Ghosh entered politics and grew into a reputed personality as the president of the student’s Union at a time when student’s politics witnessed a revival after the sedition case which brought Left leader Kanhaiya Kumar within the focus of media houses. 

“It is a big responsibility, but my politics will remain the same. The issues we fight for in JNU are an extension of what is happening across the country. Be it reservations, communalism, our fight for better education, employment, better living conditions. The issues are the same everywhere in this country. I will carry these issues that I fought for in JNU to the people of West Bengal,” as told by Ghosh to PTI.

A native of Durgapur, Aishe will be standing up from the Jamuria constituency which is famous for its illegal coal mining. With a plethora of initiatives in mind, the 26 year old individual seems to be determined enough on her agenda.

“The youth of Bengal is asking for jobs, better standards of living. Bengal itself has turned into an old age home where the youth are being forced to leave for better lives elsewhere. Even for higher education, youngsters are leaving the state. In the coal belt, where I come from, after the coronavirus crisis there is a huge issue of migrants who have returned and have no jobs,” she says.?

Ghosh was one of the victims of the brutal attacks that occurred on the students and faculty members of JNU on January 5th, 2020. She was left with a bleeding forehead; an action of masked goons that had entered the campus and injured numerous individuals. Kanhaiya Kumar, CPI leader and former JNUSU president has stated about making Ghosh the face of left parties in Bengal.

“A girl from Bengal has done very good work in JNU; make her the face of the fight in Bengal.” – Kumar.

The advent of youth into the strata of Indian democracy brings the air of change around it.  Only time will tell whether these ventures will be successful ultimately. 

Source : The Wire

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