ABVP makes mark in Calcutta University polls

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Kolkata, Jan 18: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has made a stunning debut in Calcutta University on Saturday by sweeping 14 of the 16 posts in College of Jute Technology.

The ABVP also won six of the 18 seats in the Calcutta University-affiliated Kidderpore College.

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But, Trinamul Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) swept the college elections, taking its tally of class representatives to 89. The SFI, which controlled the student body, drew a blank in these elections, says media reports.

Elated by the results, the ABVP leadership has promised to spring more surprises in coming days, says a Times of India report.

ABVP secretary Subir Halder said they have a good opportunity of forming the student union at Kidderpore College with the support of other organizations.

"We dedicate this win to all the students of Bengal who dared 34 years of CPM-SFI misrule and endured TMCP violence for three years to stand by our side to establish nationalism," Halder was quoted as saying in the report.

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