Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) said today that they have asked Delhi University Students’ Union president Ankiv Baisoya to resign from his post. They have also expelled him from all the responsibilities of the organization till the inquiry is over.
Baisoya had been elected President on September 13 this year, after defeating NSUI’s Sunny Chhillar. However, soon after he was elected, the NSUI claimed his admission in DU’s Buddhist Studies Department was not valid as he submitted fake marksheet of graduation from Thiruvalluvar University. Citing this, NSUI claimed Baisoya’s candidature was invalid.
NSUI claimed that it had sent Baisoya’s degree, submitted at DU, to the Thiruvalluvar University for verification. In response, the Tamil Nadu university rejected Baisoya’s claims of having graduated from the college. V Peruvalluthi, registrar in-charge of the Thiruvalluvar University had said, “This certificate is without any doubt fake,”
The Delhi High Court on Monday, gave DU time till November 20 to verify authenticity of DUSU president Ankiv Baisoya’s bachelors degree from a university in Tamil Nadu. The court on October 30 had granted DU time till Monday to carry out the verification and inform it as the two-month period within which re-election could be held would expire on November 13.
According to the Lyngdoh Committee guidelines for student polls, a re-election can be held in the first 2 months after polling only if a candidate is found to be ineligible. In Baisoya’s case, the 60 day deadline ended on 12 November, and the Delhi University has done little to clear the mess.
AICC Incharge of NSUI Ruchi Gupta said this was a decision taken “under pressure and not principle”. “HC order is likely to come on November 20 and Ankiv would have been disqualified anyway. This is an attempt to save whatever little face ABVP can,” she said.