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5 Points On Dhananjay: JNU’s First Dalit Student President Since 1996

With 2,598 votes, Dhananjay from the All India Students' Association (AISA) defeated Umesh C. Ajmeera of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), who received 1,676 votes, to win the position of JNUSU president.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: Mar 25, 2024 10:41 IST
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Dhananjay_ JNU Gets It's First Dalit Student President Since 1996

After almost thirty years, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) elected Dhananjay, the first Dalit president, from factions supported by the Left on Sunday. Five Takeaways From the First Dalit President of JNU Since 1996.

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Know Dhananjay In 5 Points

  1. After Batti Lal Bairwa was elected as JNUSU president in 1996–1997, Dhananjay is the first Dalit president from the Left.
  2. With 2,598 votes, Dhananjay from the All India Students’ Association (AISA) defeated Umesh C. Ajmeera of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), who received 1,676 votes, to win the position of JNUSU president.
  3. Bihar’s Gaya is home to Dhananjay.
  4. He is a PhD candidate at Jawaharlal Nehru University’s School of Arts and Aesthetics.
  5. He voiced worries about the higher costs as a result of university loans from the Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) during the JNUSU presidential debate. He promised to address infrastructure, health, and water-related problems on campus and called for the release of student leaders who were being held on sedition charges.

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First published on: Mar 25, 2024 08:57 AM IST

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