People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


Vol. XXXIV

No. 01

January 03, 2010

SFI-TSU Scores Overwhelming Victory

MAINTAINING the tradition of electoral victory of the progressive forces in the state, SFI-TSU combine has set an unprecedented record of victory in  Students Council election of all the 14 colleges in the state leaving only one college i.e. Tripura  Womenís college which would go to election later. In 3 colleges out of 14, SFI-TSU combine won all the seats uncontested. NSUI did not find any candidate in these colleges. In the rest 11 colleges where elections were held, of 17,819 voters, 11,605 students exercised their franchise out of which 11,398 were counted as valid votes. SFI-TSU combine scored 7,920 (69.48 per cent) votes and NSUI bagged 3478(30.52 per cent) votes.

In respect of seats, in all 225 posts of office bearers, SFI-TSU combine won in 99 uncontested and rest 126 in election. The number of posts of class representatives is 256, of which 234 were won by this combination uncontested. In one seat of Fatikroy College, NSUI won uncontested due to the cancellation of nomination of the SFI candidate. Elections were held in the rest 21 seats which were all bagged by SFI-TSU with solid margins. TSU (Tribal Students Union) is an affiliate of  SFI. 

In a press conference called in their office on December 25, 2009, SFI-TSU leadership, while congratulating the students and teachers for this victory, termed this verdict of the stateís students community as a strong and decisive mandate against the evil design of the Congress alliance which is out to create anarchism in the educational institutions of the state and in favour of maintaining the prevalent peaceful atmosphere. They said these elections were fought by the Congress leaders in all the colleges under the banner of NSUI. Being encouraged from the barbaric terrorist activities unleashed by the TMC-Maoist and Congress in West Bengal, state Congress leaders themselves directly plunged into the election field under the NSUI banner. Studentsí community did not accept the direct involvement of the Congress leaders. SFI-TSU has been bestowed with a bigger responsibility by the victory, the student leaders remarked and said, they will relentlessly work for the interests of the students, address their problems and strive for better educational facilities in the state. The student leaders who addressed the media were SFI state president Animesh Mitra, secretary Nirmal Biswas, TSU state president Ranjan Debbarma and secretary Amulya Debbarma.