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Manvendra Budania elected RU general secretary, accuses NSUI of ‘casteism’

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February 1, 2018, 3:09 pm

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Manvendra Budania elected general secretary of Rajasthan University (RU) student union. Image credit: Post Staff.

Jaipur: Manvendra Budania was elected general secretary of Rajasthan University (RU) student union on Monday. After being elected, he accused NSUI of casteism. He said that he had sought the ticket for the presidential post, but NSUI played the caste card and fielded Deepak Kumar Meena. Budania said that it was why NSUI lost the top post.

Manvendra had sought the ticket for the post of president, but was denied. NSUI fielded him for the post of general secretary.

“NSUI lost because it gave preference to a candidate based on his caste. Had I been contested for the presidential post, I would have won,” said Budania.

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ABVP’s performance in the election disappointed many. It only bagged the post of joint secretary. Independent candidate Pawan Yadav was elected the president, while NSUI’s Mahima Choudhary was elected vice-president.

The fight for the post of general secretary was among 8 candidates.

NSUI dissident Aftab Gauran, ABVP dissident Pawan Yadav, CYSS candidate Dilkush Meena and there others Manish Khinchi, Hemant Yadav and Rajesh Kumar Palsania were also in the fray.

First published: September 4, 2017