American Citizen won JNU election in India


Tyler Walker Williams an opponent of IRAQ War and very strong opponent of Mr.Bush foreign policy, a US citizen and a student of Hindi Language course become the first foreigner to win the student union election in Indian history. Mr.Williams won the election under the banner of unions affiliated to Communist Party of India. In his campaign he has raised the voice and his concern over US foreign policies and was very critical against Mr.Bush policies. So question is does he won the election by sympathy vote because he has raised the question against his own country President and its policies? Or he is really capable of leading the student union in right direction? American and communist it’s hard to digest.

U.S. student is first to win JNU election in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A U.S. citizen on Saturday became the first foreigner to win a student election at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University after mounting a campaign critical of U.S. foreign policy.Tyler Walker Williams, a student of Hindi, was elected vice-president of the students’ union of JNU, which has produced many of the country’s top politicians.

Williams, is the first foreign student to win elections at the school and is said to be the first foreigner to win a student election in India.

He represented a union affiliated to a Communist Party, which has held sway over the university’s student body for decades.

“When students see an American attached to an (Indian) students’ movement, and when he opposes American colonialism, it raises curiosity,” Tyler told NDTV.

 

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  1. […] U.S. student is first to win JNU election in India NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A U.S. citizen on Saturday became the first foreigner to win a student election at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University after mounting a campaign critical of U.S. foreign policy.Tyler Walker Williams, a student of Hindi, was elected vice-president of the students’ union of JNU, which has produced many of the country’s top politicians. Williams, is the first foreign student to win elections at the school and is said to be the first foreigner to win a student election in India.< … So good. what do you think?Link to original article […]

  2. Most votes have likely gone to him to cater to the ‘exotic’ sense. Just like filmstars – who don’t know much about administration, local areas – win votes – same thing. Another reason was he was Leftist candidate – who have traditionally cornered seats (by their same cadre kind of politics they practice in W Bengal)

    He was seen on tv saying – perhaps pursuing the party line: ‘Reservations by caste are good for India’.

  3. @Apun

    I dont know much about his background and didnt listen TV when his interview was on but if he has said that “Reservations by caste are good for India’” then sure he got votes becuase of being American and his campaign whihc was talked about Mr.Bush policies.

  4. Hey, what’s so surprising about a Communist Amercian? Remember Chomsky – whom Chavez quoted in the UN ‘Devil’ speech?
    AISA, the student group to which Tyler belongs, is not with the CPI but with the CPI(ML) – India’s revolutionary Communist party, known for its militant anti-feudal struggles in the rural countryside.

  5. @Kavi

    thanks for visiting my bloga nd sharing your views with us. Thank you sharing your knowledge about this election. So we got militant party candidate elected, well done JNU pupil. Then I dont see any reason why Abu Salem cant get elected from UP.


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