|Students’ body to launch campaign on democratic rights|
GUWAHATI, March 23 - The Cotton University Students’ Union (CUSU) will launch a statewide campaign “My Nation, My Vote, My Issue” from Monday.
“We have not seen any political party speaking strongly about any specific issue related to common men during their campaigns for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. Actually, the whole democratic battle, it seems, has reduced to mudslinging by the political parties and their leaders. Most of these leaders have underestimated the real issues being faced by common men. So, we are going to launch the campaign. If we don’t get any assurance from those leaders, especially the ruling party, then we will not vote for them,” CUSU general secretary Pranjal Kalita told The Assam Tribune.
He said through the campaign, CUSU will appeal to people of the State to raise their respective issue in a strong manner in front of every political party. “We are going to start the initiative, but we have urged all to join the campaign wilfully as it is time to prove the power of democracy,” he said.
Kalita said Cotton University students will not vote in this general elections if they don’t get any concrete assurance from the ruling party on various issues related to the varsity.
“We need good education, quality health service along with other civic facilities. But we have not heard a single word from the political parties on such issues,” he added.