Well, Jawaharlal Nehru University is gearing up for the Election season. With AISA-SFI-DSF forming an alliance to counter the right wing of the campus, while BASO, an year old organization and left progressive group is contesting JNUSU Elections for the very first time. BASO has filled two candidates Chepal Sherpa and Apeksha Priyadarshini for the post of Councillors in School of Social Sciences and School of Arts and Aesthetics respectively.
Have a look on the Candidates from Bhagat Singh Ambedkar Students’ Organization (BASO).
Chepal Sherpa is contesting for the post of Councillor in School of Social Sciences. He is a radical-left student activist in JNU for last 6 years. He hails from Kurseong, Darjeeling located in West Bengal.He has been active in various struggles – Occupy UGC, Justice for Rohith Vemula, and similar students struggles in JNU and beyond. He is also a research scholar specialising on Political Philosophy at the Centre for Political Studies in JNU. And regularly contributes articles in various left-wing online magazines and journals like ‘Counter Currents’, ‘Towards a New Dawn’, ‘Sanhati’ and other platforms on contemporary students’ movement and politics. Ideologically maneuvered towards Marxism-Leninism adhering to the politics of social transformation. Influenced by various people’s movements across the country, he has been one of the founding member and leader of BASO.
Apeksha Priyadarshini is contesting for the post of Councillor in School of Arts and Aesthetics. She is a student of 2nd year MPhil Cinema Studies in School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU. She been a part of BASO for the last one year and have been associated with the platform Bastar Solidarity Network, Delhi and Kolkata Chapters since their inception.She believe in bringing together the ideologies behind Jai Bhim and Laal Salaam in an effective dialogue with each other to develop a more sociological holistic understanding of the ground realities of this country. She was a student of M.A. Film Studies in Jadavpur University before and have been actively participating in politics since the past two-three years