NSUI’s Gujarat State Sect resigns, cites ideological betrayal in the organisation

Written by Sabrangindia Staff | Published on: August 24, 2018

Many leaders of Indian National Congress’ student wing work for the RSS- BJP claims Adnan Turak

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On August 18, NSUI Gujarat unit’s state secretary Adnan Turak resigned from his post and primary membership of the organization in a move that is seen as a setback for local NSUI unit. Adnan Turak is a research scholar at the Faculty of Social Work of the MS University of Baroda and has also served as a Faculty General Secretary.

Gujarat’s  Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda is all set to elect student union for 2018-19 on August 24 and hundreds of candidates are in the fray for major posts across 14 faculties and 90 departments.
 
The Congress-affiliated, National Students’ Union of India(NSUI) has fielded their candidates for most of the union posts including Vice President(VP) and University’s General Secretary(UGS). But now, Mr Turak's sensational resignation letter raises doubts about the entire process. 

In his open letter addressed to NSUI’s State President, Mr Turak writes, "Here in MS University of Baroda, NSUI is with BJP and Sangh ideologues.” He further claims,”Faculty General Secretary(FGS) candidates of NSUI are from BJP background and leadership of local congress politicians is  influenced by divisive ideology.” Mr Turak who has earlier been in NSUI’s national research wing further attacks local NSUI and Congress units in his open letter.

The letter may be read here:
  

His letter further says, “Congress City President and other congress workers favoured Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad(ABVP) candidates in last year’s union elections. But no action was taken by National NSUI as well as State NSUI.” He points to the candidature of Rati Mehta for the post of MSUSU Vice President last year. Rati Mehta happens to be the daughter of Shailesh Mehta Sotta, BJP MLA from Dabhoi.  Shailesh Mehta is a prominent builder in Vadodara and was also in the news during the 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls for his controversial “Daadhi Topi” remark.
 
Mr Turak addresses in the letter that student groups in MSU are interested only in power and sponsorship money and don’t have any interest in student movements, activities or welfare. He concludes calling Vadodara NSUI unit- a ‘B’ team of Sangh and BJP.

When approached, Mr Turak told Sabrangindia, “Local NSUI unit doesn’t believe in the internal electoral process brought by Rahul Gandhi in 2007. Yet there is no action against them.”

Mr Turak also showed us a video in which a local NSUI leader could be seen jointly campaigning for NSUI candidates as well as ABVP candidates in a classroom.  “I think, they’re all in cahoots”, Mr Turak added.