MCD elections: How young guns of BJP, Congress and Swaraj India are gearing for civic polls battle

While acing college remains a priority for several students on Delhi campus, studies can wait for these young guns, who have taken to the streets to campaign for their leaders with couple of days to go for the civic polls battle.

These students are conducting door-to-door campaigns and roadshows to become the next young face of the party. For 24-year-old Anoop Pawar, who is also one of BJP's youngest candidates from Shakurpur ward, campaigning tops his priority chart.


And residents are willing to give fresh faces fielded by BJP a chance.

"People have rather been open to change here in Shakurpur because they want a young leader who is educated. Anoop, has helped people during demonetisation by offering water, as it was the most he could do in his capacity," said Rajnish Kumar, a resident of Shakurpur.

"Anoop has a considerable fan following among students of the area as he helps them during the admission time by setting up help desk in the colony," added Rajnish.

NSUI president and student campaigner Akshay Lakra. Photo: K Asif

Swaraj India is not far behind with student campaigners jumping the wagon. "I have been unable to attend college now because campaigning needs extra attention," said Rajat, a 21-year-old campaigner for Swaraj India who is also a student at the School of Open Learning in Delhi University.

On the other hand, National Students Union of India (NSUI) president and a Law faculty student at DU, Akshay Lakra promised residents that Congress is the only party which has been at its efficient best on the MCD level during his campaigning. The 23-year-old said, "Congress is the only party that does not sell jumlas and drama like other parties."

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