ABVP acts on NSUI accusations, sacks DUSU president Ankiv Baisoya
On Thursday, Delhi University Students' Union president Ankiv Baisoya was asked to step down from his post by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) over allegations of degree forgery. Earlier, just days after the DUSU elections, the Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) had alleged that Baisoya had falsified his bachelor's degree to gain admission to Delhi University. Baisoya has been suspended, pending further investigation. Here's more.
The controversy surrounding Baisoya's bachelor's degree
The ABVP's decision came after the Delhi High Court, on Monday, gave the varsity time till November 20 to verify whether Baisoya held an authentic bachelor's degree from the Thiruvalluvar University in Tamil Nadu. The Thiruvalluvar University, on its part, denied that it had ever enrolled Baisoya. Baisoya had claimed to have studied "several types of subjects" during his bachelors, but could not prove the same.
The DUSU elections were held in September this year
The DUSU elections were held on September 12 this year, and saw over 1.35 lakh students vote. The vote counting took place on September 14, and saw the ABVP secure three positions. The NSUI secured only one. While the ABVP won the posts of president, vice-president and joint secretary, the NSUI could only secure the post of secretary.