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Fake degree row: ABVP suspends Ankiv Baisoya, asks him to quit DUSU presidency; NSUI says 'too late'

NSUI and AISA have accused the DU administration of deliberately delaying an investigation of the alleged fake degree of Baisoya.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: November 15, 2018 17:40 IST ]
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Ankiv Baisoya

Till an inquiry into the allegations that he furnished a fake degree is completed, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has asked Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) president Ankiv Baisoya to resign from his post.

He is also suspended from the Parishad. 

However, National Students' Union of India (NSUI) said that the decision was taken under pressure ahead of the high court hearing.

To maintain the "genuineness" of Delhi University Students Union, the decision was taken, said ABVP.

In September, Baisoya was elected DUSU president.

On Monday, the Delhi High Court  gave DU time till November 20 to verify the authenticity of Baisoya's bachelors degree from a university in Tamil Nadu. The two-month period within which a re-election could be held ended on November 13.

NSUI and AISA have accused the DU administration of deliberately delaying an investigation of the alleged fake degree of Baisoya.

The high court is hearing the case on a plea of NSUI student leader Sunny Chillar, who has sought from the court that Baisoya's election be set aside after news reports said the registrar of Thiruvalluvar University had "unambiguously and unequivocally" declared Baisoya's certificate "fake and forged".

Chillar has also alleged that DU was "deliberately delaying" the verification process as no fresh polls would be held for DUSU presidency in case Baisoya's election is set aside over the fake degree issue after expiry of the two-month period.

According to Lyngdoh Committee guidelines on university elections, if a post fell vacant within two months of declaration of results, fresh polls would be held, his plea has said. 

(With PTI inputs)

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