Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated student party Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parsihad (ABVP) has won the positions of President, Vice President and Secretary in the latest Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections, while Congress-aflliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) secured the position of Joint Secretary.
From ABVP winners are Amit Tanwar - President, Priyanka Chabri - VP, Ankit Sangwan - Secretary. Mohit Sangwan from NSUI has been elected as Joint Secretary.
On Friday, more than 36 per cent of students exercised their franchise in the keenly contested DUSU polls with the voting percentage recording a dip of over 7 per cent from last year’s overall turnout of 43.3 per cent.
Meanwhile, the students’ council elections also took place in 44 colleges where Congress-affiliated NSUI won the five-member panels in 33 colleges while the BJP’s student wing ABVP emerged victorious in 11 colleges.
While DUSU is the representative body of the students from most colleges and faculties of the varsity, colleges have their individual students’ councils.
The Chief Election Officer for DUSU elections, D S Rawat, said the voting went off peacefully with 35.89 per cent of students casting their vote in the morning leg of polls.
“The polling which was conducted in two phases went off smoothly. The maximum turnout of 91 per cent was recorded at the Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia College and the minimum was in Campus Law Centre II at 6.79 per cent,” he said.
DUSU elections are largely considered trend setters in the student politics in India. Winning party in Delhi University elections add strength and credibility to its affluent parent political party’s image with the youth of the nation. (With PTI Imputs)