Assam girl Satarupa Chakraborty has been elected as the new general secretary of JNU Student Union. She defeated Vijay Kumar of BJP’s ABVP (Akhil Bhartiy Vidyarthi Parishad) by 1094 votes.
Satarupa Chakraborty who hails from Karimganj Town of Barak Valley is a PhD Scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
Satarupa became a member of SFI in 2006 when she was studying XII at Karimganj College. But her association with left politics got strengthened while she was pursuing masters at Hyderabad University in 2010-12.
Subsequently, she joined JNU in 2013 to pursue MPhil in philosophy and got elected as the student convenor of School of Social Sciences at JNU Last year.
She and her team were the ones who took lead in the protests when their fellow students branded as “anti-nationals” and were slapped with sedition charges.
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