While four of the former DUSU leaders started their career with BJP's youth wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), two of them began with Congress affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI).

Nupur Sharma, who was elected as DUSU President in 2008, is locked in a fight with former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the high-profile New Delhi constituency. Congress has fielded former Union Minister Kiran Walia from the seat.

"DUSU definitely was a stepping stone for my political career. It is there that I learnt how to mobilize youth support," she says. Contesting from Rohini is former Delhi BJP chief Vijender
Another prominent DUSU face in the poll fray is senior Congress leader and former Union minister Ajay Maken, who is contesting from Sadar Bazar.
AAP, on the other hand, has fielded a noted DUSU face Alka Lamba from Chandni Chowk Assembly constituency. An alumnus of the prestigious St Stephen's College, Lamba contested for DUSU president's post in 1995 on NSUI ticket and won by a huge margin. She quit the Congress in December 2013 to volunteer for the Aam Aadmi Party.
BJP has also fielded Anil Jha Vats, who was elected as DUSU President in 1997. Vats is contesting from Kirari constituency where he has emerged victorious twice including the 2013 elections.

Also in fray is, BJP's Rekha Gupta who was elected as DUSU President in 1996. Gupta, who was elected to the Delhi Councillor elections from Uttari Pitampura in 2007, is contesting from Shalimar Bagh constituency.
Other prominent politicians who started their career as DUSU office bearers include Union Minister Arun Jaitley, Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay, former Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel and former MLA Vijay Jolly, among others.

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