राजस्थान छात्रसंघ चुनावों में युवाओं ने गहलोत सरकार को आगामी चुनावी रुझान दर्शा दिये हैं

Young voters are considered very important in assembly elections. Young voters have played a major role in changing governments in the last several elections. The results of the student union elections have given many clues for the future for both parties.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has termed his government as the government of common people and claimed that if there is any government in the country that works in public interest the most, it is the Congress government of Rajasthan. He claims that because of the works being done by his government in the public interest, the Congress party will form the government again in Rajasthan in the near future. We can call this overconfidence of Chief Minister Gehlot. Because the recently concluded elections to Rajasthan Colleges and Universities Student Union tell a different story.

NSUI, the Congress student union, participated with full vigor in the student union elections in all the colleges and universities of Rajasthan, but the results were nil. In Rajasthan too, the Congress NSUI student union candidate could not become the president of a single government college. Not only this, the Congress candidates were also defeated in the election of the student union president of all 14 government universities of the state including Jaipur, Jodhpur. NSUI candidate Ritu Barala stood third in Rajasthan University, Jaipur student union president election. While in the state government, Niharika Jorwal, daughter of minister Murari Lal Meena, contested as an independent without getting a ticket from NSUI and managed to get many more votes than the Congress candidate. Vaibhav Gehlot, son of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, worked day and night to defeat the NSUI candidate in the Jodhpur University Students’ Union president election, but still the NSUI candidate lost. Of the 14 government universities in the state, BJP’s student body ABVP has become president at five, left-wing student body SFI at two and independent candidates at seven.

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The results of the students’ union elections in Rajasthan are a warning to both the ruling Congress party and the main opposition BJP. The biggest concern for the Congress party will be considered. Because assembly elections are going to be held in the state next year and students and youth play the most role in the elections. The crushing defeat of NSUI, the student body of the Congress party, in the Vidyarthi Sangh elections in the state has put the Congress on the backfoot. However, student union elections do not play much of a role in assembly elections. But the opposition has got a chance to say so. The victory of BJP-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad candidates in five universities has given the BJP a boost. On the other hand, the victory of independent candidates in half of the universities has taken all the political parties by surprise.

The students of Rajasthan have already given their trend a year before the elections. From Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to all senior ministers, the Congress student body NSUI has faced a crushing defeat. NSUI’s defeat in Gehlot’s home region of Jodhpur’s Jainarayan Vyas University and Colleges. SK College in Shekhawati University and Congress state president Govind Singh Dotasara’s home district Sikar lost badly to SFI candidates in Shekhawati University.

No NSUI candidate has won the president’s post in any major university in the state. This is the situation when many Congress MLAs and ministers were active behind the scenes to win NSUI candidates. Niharika Jorwal, daughter of state minister Murarilal Meena, was contesting as a rebel in Rajasthan University Jaipur. In Jodhpur, Ashok Gehlot’s son and RACA president Vaibhav Gehlot campaigned on campus, but there too the NSUI suffered a crushing defeat. NSUI was defeated in the Chief Minister’s home constituency. State President of NSUI Abhishek Chaudhary also hails from Jodhpur district. But they too could not win any candidate. ABVP won Maharaja Surajmal University in Bharatpur, which has four ministers and two board chairmen, while Maharaja Vishvendra Singh, Bhajanlal Jatav, Zahida Khan and Subhash Garg are ministers in Bharatpur district. But no one’s influence worked in the college elections.

NSUI has faced defeat in Kota University and Colleges in the region of Kota of autonomous government minister Shanti Dhariwal in the Gehlot government. Mahendrajit Singh Malviya and Arjun Bamania are ministers from Banswada district. NSUI has lost there too. NSUI has been defeated in Maharaja Ganga Singh University and Veterinary University in Bikaner. While Dr. BD Kalla and Bhanwar Singh Bhati are ministers from there. The NSUI has also faced a crushing defeat in the tribal areas of Dungarpur and Banswada. From Rajasthan Youth Congress state president Ganesh Khokhara’s constituency Dungarpur, the Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) student wing has won all four colleges in the district. ABVP has defeated Congress in Govind Guru University and Colleges in Banswada. These results in the tribal area have clarified the attitude of the youth in this area.

Young voters are considered very important in assembly elections. Young voters have played a major role in changing governments in the last several elections. The results of the student union elections have given many clues for the future for both parties. It has become clear that he has been successful in attracting young voters who have a strong ground connect. Young people are generally considered anti-authority. Where can this trend turn? The defeat of the Congress student body in the areas of big leaders has seen the attitude of the youth. Now it is believed that the government can pay more attention to attract young voters.

Many student leaders are playing an important role in the politics of Rajasthan. Kalicharan Sarraf, who was the President of Rajasthan University, Jaipur Student Union, Rajendra Rathore, Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Ashok Lahoti are currently in BJP and have been MLAs and Ministers. Similarly, Mahesh Joshi, Raghu Sharma, Pratap Singh Khachariawas, Mahendra Chaudhary, Rajkumar Sharma are Congress MLAs. Among them, Mahesh Joshi and Pratap Singh Khachariawas are also Cabinet Ministers in Rajasthan Government. Raghu Sharma is the in-charge of Gujarat Congress. Student union president Hanuman Beniwal is currently MP from Nagaur. Gyan Singh Chaudhary has been a minister in the past. At the same time, Adarsh ​​Kishor Saxena has retired as a senior officer after becoming an IAS student union president. Ranveer Singh Guda has also been an MLA.

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NSUI state president Abhishek Chaudhary has held the pilot group responsible for the results of the student union elections in the state. He said that the NSUI’s defeat in the student union elections was due to the party’s Jaychand and Vibhishan. Abhishek Choudhary said that NSUI could not win because of Congress party’s infighting. The youth of the state have recognized these Jayachands and Vibhishanas. He has said that the youth will never forgive him. Chowdhury said that the NSUI’s performance in the student union elections was excellent. NSUI polled 39 percent of the total vote. While ABVP got only 21 percent votes. On this account, NSUI got twice as many votes as ABVP. He says that in many universities and colleges, NSUI candidates lost the elections by very narrow margins. He said that the organization has learned a lesson from these student union election results. Preparations for the upcoming student union elections have begun. We will work hard and move forward.

-Ramesh Sarraf Dhamora

(The author is a freelance journalist recognized by the Government of Rajasthan. His articles are published in several newspapers in the country.)

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