Celebrations were held and victory processions taken out outside colleges as the results of the elections were announced. While in the girls colleges the contestants were mostly Independents ,the scenario was different in the other colleges. Jubiliant scenes could be witnessed outside some colleges,with students taking out rallies as well as dancing to the beat of the drums.
NSUI forms panel in one,gets seats in 3 others
NSUI improved its performance from the previous years,managing to win all seats in Government College,Sector 46,and winning seats for some posts in three other colleges as well. According to party members,their win is owing to their efforts at working at the grassroot level and through targeted promotional strategies. In Government Commerce College,Sector 42,the party won all three posts except that of the president. In DAV the posts of vice-president and joint secretary were won by NSUI. The party did not have any special promotional strategy,apart from setting up help desks during admission and by actively involving themselves with the students and their grievances, said Navjeevan Gupta,President. However,the party members believe that the PUSU-NSUI alliance did not work out in the PU elections as the PUSU party members did not have much support in the alliance and they would have done better if they had contested alone. They plan to contest independently next year.
No surprises at SGGS,sec 26 and SD,sec 32
Nobody was surprised as the results were declared at SGGS College,Sector 26 and SD College,Sector 32 because the tide had seemed in favor of the more popular candidates as soon as the voting started. Members of the Khalsa College Students Union had arranged for a dhol and were dancing since the morning,being confident of their win. CSU,the other party members were conspicuous by their absence and those who were present chose to sit quietly inside their cars. Between the two major parties,said the president Satinderpal Singh,the winning party alternates every year in the college and it was KCSUs lucky year as they won by a margin of 780 votes.
In SD college,the winning alliance of SDCU,DSHU and NSUI party members attributed a major part of their win to the lack of responsibility on the part of their opponents and their unfulfilled promises after their win last year. They had internal clashes over the panel members to nominate and most of their nominated members were rejected as they had failed to file their nominations properly, said President Guriqbal Singh,who won with a margin of 728 votes.
Traffic snarls as euphoria catches up
Most colleges had a slew of vehicles lined in front of them as ex-students and party members had turned up in support of their party candidates. The road in front of SGGS College in sector 26 had vehicles parked in front of them despite the traffic police trying to direct them to keep moving. After the results traffic snarls were witnessed and the students had to be dispersed by the police