A First Person Review for the post of PRESIDENT of JNUSU
Written by :Kashyap Deepak
Research Scholar JNU New Delhi
Surrounded by some 3,000 students, it is nearly terrible for some to speak from the podium or the dais, as called by the EC of JNUSU. Only six candidates successfully deliver their promised speech. My account will not be a past narration that recollects the words, phrases, or mock manner of the candidates rather I focus on how their speech had influenced the JNUSU students in general, and myself in particular.
The candidate announces that she is not well, so I will not explore much and accept her words as true. By doing this I am giving her sixth position in my tally of ranks.
A very nice person, and highly active in JNU student politics, Geeta Kumari was the most experienced candidate in JNUSU election after Aprajita Raja. In her speech, I was thinking whether she was contesting for the post of MLA or JNUSU? Does she know what she was saying? When ABVP and others started to hoot, she clearly lost her confidence, senses and even stopped her speech. Hooting in your case was not even ten percent–if compared to Tripathi’s speech. She penetrates like a tiger where you shows your weakness and skills of an orator of low order. Your speech brings you to the fifth position.
As expected, she brings real issues and explains most of them. However, her lack of confidence and less skilled orator may mar her success. She could, as her previous speeches show, could do much better but, she failed. However, her position is still much better than the othre candidates. Her speech is of the fourth order.
She is smart, intelligent and one who chooses her words very carefully. The intellectual speech, full of national and international issues attached to domestic problems that establish her excellence in the field of politics. Who knows what will be the result of the election, but, for sure, I can sense a more mature future of this coming leader. She will be one day, one of the most successful leaders of India. I become a fan of her balanced speech. If she failed to be a leader, then she will be an esteemed professor. That person is best professional for the post, but let us see what other voters think about you.
My expected fear that no one will allow her to speak become true as other parties hooted during the speech of ABVP candidate. They are showing that she is “Outsider.” However, her self-confidence and the flow of the speech was enough to clean the dust from the mirror of LEFT and BAPSA. Such a nice speaker with the sweet and enchanting voice that disturb the mind of the opponent. Even stronger was her delivery of sentences that clearly hit the target and makes a hole in the heart of left. She surely deserves the second position in my estimate.
Now, I open my account with the sensation, the favourite who proved to a nightmare for the Left Alliance. Faruq, the bulldozer, is the name attributed to him. He came like a person from nothing, or from the lowest dregs of humanity only to show the mirror of reality to the LEFT, RIGHT, BAPSA, ex. JNUSU President and all other “thekedars” of JNU. The parties who earlier denied his existence are unable to sleep the whole night out of the fear of coming ghost of defeat. If some person deserves 10 marks out of 10 then this is the person and he is, in my eyes, is the first in the position of speaker.
What I suspect:
AISF will be near 400-500 (if there is difference in her party, then around 200-300)
NSUI candidate somewhere between 120 to 150.
Alliance = 800=> (reason is the growing strength of Independent and AISF)
In my estimate, the fight is between BAPSA and ABVP. UDSF and SIO have already offered their support to BAPSA. Though, their support is just a moral boosting and BAPSA needs it. The loss of LEFT and gaining of Faruq would be the benefit for BAPSA. Hence, they have a fair chance of winning.
If ABVP is able to manage their previous record of votes then they are the winner else BAPSA wins the presidential seat.
NOTE: This estimate is only for the post of PRESIDENT of JNUSU.