New Delhi, Aug 31: Delhi Congress on Monday accused the 'Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti' (CYSS) of "unprecedented" expenditure and attempting to publicise the AAP government's "achievements" on the sly in the run-up to the DUSU elections, thereby violating the Lyngdoh Committee guidelines.
Ajay Maken, Congress' Delhi chief and NSUI national president Roji M John raised the issues with Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh in a meeting saying the activities of CYSS were setting a "wrong precedent".
The Congress delegation, which also submitted a memorandum, told Singh that the hoardings and posters put up by CYSS had pictures of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal "clearly establishing" the candidates' link with the parent party AAP.
"In these posters and hoardings, there is a deliberate attempt to confuse people with false propaganda on issues like free WiFi and CCTV in buses. There is no clarity as to whether these are poll promises or an attempt to flaunt the so-called 'achievements' by the AAP Government in Delhi. These are done to deliberately mislead and confuse the students," the memorandum said.
Maken alleged "more than 50 hoardings" have been put up by CYSS across the capital on paid sites and bus shelters, costing crores of rupees.
"This is unprecedented as no paid site has ever been used before." The memorandum also referred to the scheduled cultural extravaganza being organised by CYSS at Talkatora stadium tomorrow.
"Even by conservative estimates it should not cost anything less than Rs 50 lakh," it said.
"It is obvious that the parent political body is pumping in money. It completely goes against the spirit of students body elections and also clause 6.6.4 of the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations," the memorandum stated.