(Eds: Updating with Ankiv Baisoya's comment and more details)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (PTI) The Congress-backed NSUI has alleged that newly elected Delhi University Students' Union president Ankiv Baisoya of the RSS-affiliated ABVP had submitted fake documents to gain admission in the varsity.
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), however, said the university allowed Baisoya's admission after due verification of documents submitted by him.
The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) released a letter from Thiruvalluvar University sent in response to a communication from the student's body.
It stated that the BA certificate submitted by Baisoya from the university is fake.
The NSUI said a marksheet was presented by Baisoya for admission in MA (Buddhist Studies), but the Thiruvalluvar University clearly refused to have enrolled a student of such name and a marksheet of that serial number is not in their record. The NSUI said they received the certificate through internal sources.
"We demand DU administration to take strictest action if the allegation of the degree being fake is true. NSUI will submit a charter of demands to the administration on Wednesday," the Congress-backed students' outfit said.
NSUI's national in-charge Ruchi Gupta tweeted, "Incumbent on DU Admin to investigate and expel Ankiv Baisoya if certificate fake. Needless to say, he will also no longer remain DUSU President (sic)."
Raising doubts on the veracity of documents being circulated by the NSUI, Baisoya said, "The letter from the controller of examinations, being circulated by the NSUI, does not have a date in one column and the column which has the date says it was written on September 7."
"If they had the letter before, why did they wait until the election results to circulate it," he said while alleging that the NSUI was doing this out of frustration after losing the elections.
"The DU administration accepts all documents after verification. Till now, I have not even got a call from the varsity administration about the issue," Baisoya said.
The ABVP termed the NSUI allegation a propaganda.
"NSUI is running its propaganda against Baisoya who has been elected by student mandate. The admissions in DU are granted after due verification of documents of a candidate.
"The document which NSUI is circulating as RTI reply is also fake because it neither has the date nor name of the RTI applicant. Still, if there is any doubt we are open to scrutiny of Ankiv's documents," ABVP national media convenor Monika Chaudhary said.
The RSS-affiliated student outfit bagged three posts, including that of the president, in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections last week.
Baisoya won the presidential post with a margin of 1,744 votes while ABVP's Shakti Singh was declared the vice president after he won with a margin of 7,673 votes.
NSUI's Akash Choudhary won the secretary's post while ABVP's Jyoti emerged victorious in the joint secretary post. PTI SLB GJS NSD