The National Students Union of India (NSUI) will collaborate with left - aligned students unions countrywide to combat "a concerted effort by the ABVP and the BJP to take control of university campuses", NSUI national secretary Hasiba Amin said on Friday.
"We will fight, together with the left - aligned students unions, the attempt of the BJP and their students wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, to take over university campuses and spread their hate ideology, " Amin said here.
Amin was responding to a question from the media about the controversy surrounding the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been booked on sedition charges.
The NSUI leader also said that JNU was one of the early pitstops of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's attempts to "target" top educational institutions.
"They are targetting universities like JNU, Hyderabad Central University and other leading educational institutes. We are sure that universities are on the BJP's hitlist, " Amin added.
NSUI is the students wing of the Indian National Congress party.