Jaipur: The Congress-backed National Student Union of India (NSUI) has suspended its six leaders for dissidence that led to the defeat of the organization in the Rajasthan University elections 2019. Those suspended include Mukesh Choudhary, Rajesh Choudhary, Abhishek Meena, Roop Singh Gujjar, former RU general secretary Manvendra Budania and Ram Singh Samota. Some of them had fought the election as NSUI rebels.
NSUI national secretary Gaurav Tushir told media persons that the six student leaders had campaigned against NSUI candidates in the elections.
“The NSUI leaders had been warned that a strict action would be taken if any of them was found to be damaging the organization’s prospects in the election,” said Tushir.
The NSUI had not won the post of president even once in the last four years. The independent candidates – who are usually NSUI or ABVP rebels – have been elected for the top post.
The NSUI had taken action against five of its student leaders last year also.
Manvendra Budania said that he was surprised as to why he was suspended.
“I had won as an NSUI candidate. I was not having any responsibility this year so I don’t know why I have been suspended. I will go to Delhi and talk to NSUI leaders over this,” he said.