In a major setback for the newly elected Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad Union (ABVP) President Ankiv Baisoya, the ABVP asked him to resign from his post following his alleged fake degree row.

A statement from Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Thursday read “We have asked DUSU President Ankiv Baisoya to resign from his post and also expelled him from all the responsibilities of the organization till the inquiry is over”.

In September this year, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of Congress, had circulated purported images of Baisoya’s degree and a letter from the university in Tamil Nadu stating that the certificate was not genuine. They NSUI also alleged that then Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) president Ankiv used a forged degree to get admission. After the complaint, Delhi University’s Buddhist Studies department has also decided to verify certificates of all 202 students admitted to the Masters’ programme this year.

Following the deferment of hearing of Ankiv Baisoya fake-degree case in the High Court on Monday, the Congress-affiliated NSUI slammed the Delhi University for engaging in “dilatory tactics” in the way it is conducting the probe. The Delhi High Court on Monday posted the hearing on November 20 in the Ankiv Baisoya case. RSS-affiliated ABVP’s Baisoya was the President of the Delhi University Students’ Union and is under the scanner for allegedly using a fake marksheet for getting admission into Delhi University. The varsity-appointed committee was asked by the court to submit its findings by November 12, Monday, which it failed to do. 

Story by Pallav Sharma

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