DUSU election results 2017: NSUI, ABVP share honours, grab two posts each

DUSU election results: A total of 43 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the polls held on Tuesday. According to the professors who kept the track of the elections, far flung colleges recorded a poor voting percentage, whereas the on-campus colleges had a healthy voter turnout.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 13, 2017 6:04 pm
DUSU, DUSU election, DUSU election result, NSUI, ABVP, delhi university students union, DUSU election 2017, NSUI, ABVP While the NSUI won the President and Vice-President posts, the ABVP grabbed the Secretary and the Joint Secretary posts. (PTI photo)

The NSUI and the ABVP, student wings of the Congress and the RSS respectively, shared honours in the elections to the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU). While the NSUI won the President and Vice-President posts, the ABVP grabbed the Secretary and the Joint Secretary posts. The results are seen as a setback for the ABVP which had swept all four posts in the elections held last year.

NSUI’s candidate Rocky Tuseed has won the President post with 16,299 votes and Kunal Sehrawat has grabbed the position of Vice-President with 16,431 votes. ABVP’s Mahamedha with 17,156 votes grabbed the post of Secretary and Uma Shankar with 16,691 votes won the position of Joint-Secretary.

ABVP’s Rajat and Paarth who were contending for the posts of President and Vice President won 14,709 votes and 16,256 votes. NSUI’s secretarial post candidate Minakshi won 14,532 votes and joint secretarial candidate Avinash won 16,349 votes.

Reacting to the win, NSUI on Twitter said, “A major comeback for us in #DUSU2017, students of DU have given us a huge responsibility to fight for their rights. This mandate is a clear indication that student fraternity have restored their faith in @INCIndia & our beloved leader Sh.@OfficeOfRG. Also this mandate shows that students throughout the country have rejected the poisonous & divisive ideology of RSS. Finally this victory belongs to evry NSUI activist who hv worked tirelessly in DU,specially our mentors , &@Fairoz_JK.”

Started in 1954, students from 50 of 77 Delhi University colleges vote to elect office bearers to the positions of president, vice-president, secretary and joint secretary.

A total of 43 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the polls held on Tuesday. According to the professors who kept the track of the elections, far flung colleges recorded a poor voting percentage, whereas the on-campus colleges had a healthy voter turnout. While Hindu College with 65 per cent recorded the highest turnout, Aryabhatta College was among the lowest with 14 per cent of turnout. S B Babbar, DUSU Chief Election Officer had made a special appeal asking the students to vote in the elections.

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  1. Vijayant Chauhan
    Sep 14, 2017 at 2:50 am
    I am a student of DU have spent may years here. What dumb people don't understand is that there is heavy castism in the university. The rivalry between Jats and Gujjars is high with the former siding with NSUI and latter with ABVP. Over the years number of students from haryana have been increasing in DU from all castes. Both the Prez and VP are Jats. They tend to capture thee vote bank on the basis of regional, cast and familial linkages in Haryana. Moreover, last few years Gujjars had been winning and they would eventually sideline people from other states who supported ABVP and captured the union office as they belonged to nearby villages. There sole purpose would be to promote their own interest and would hijack festivals in colleges and play their casts music. No matter how shameful this might sound but this is the reality of our 21st century India with castism being the player. This was more of a caste conflict and should not be viewed at national level. I don't support either.
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    1. Vijayant Chauhan
      Sep 14, 2017 at 2:55 am
      As far as Ramjas incident is concerned. Yes it might have helped the NSUI but this was because parties like CYSS, AAp's student wing was not in fray. Moreover, Left is not that popular in DU. So there wasn't any vote division. Moreover the elite urban student dont usually take part in campus politics who are too elite to waste their weekend in standing in lines. They only shout and complain. The main voters are the hostellers, people who live in PGs and from nearby areas who are constantly bickered or influenced by the above two mentioned casts
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        C Sunil
        Sep 14, 2017 at 3:36 am
        "The results are seen as a setback for the ABVP which had swept all four posts in the elections held last year:.... Whether the Cast changed suddenly in one year. Was all the new comers were one sided? Disillusionment with the current Government is creeping slowly at all levels. Mr.Rahul told about Congress party's Government's sell by date was 2011-12, those who are in power today also seems to think they also have a guaranteed sell by date of 10 years. But their policies and ju-mlas are pushing it little forward.
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      Vijay Kaul
      Sep 14, 2017 at 1:44 am
      Yes a refresher for Congress after a long period of setbacks. And as their leader has spoken in Berkley University, the party should shed arrogance and believe in conversations all across the spectrum.
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        yash sehgal
        Sep 13, 2017 at 10:36 pm
        Dusu elections r pulse of the time to come. The arrogant BJPians wud hv got a shock. I m not a congi supporter but i welcome the trend that is rising. Down with bjp n its Demonetization, GST, cess, n hegemony with people who voted them to power.
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          George Cruz
          Sep 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm
          Why are the anti-national leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury, Rahul Gandhi, and Mamata Begum getting involved in the learning centers like the JNU???? It is known fact that the left oriented universities like the JNU has become a center for Kashmir separatist Islamic Jihadists to commit anti-national activities at the risk of India's integrity/security.
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            DUSU Victor
            Sep 14, 2017 at 1:30 am
            Then who should get involved, one like you who is ashamed to write his true name? Apply some burnol, will reduce Khujli.
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            C Sunil
            Sep 13, 2017 at 9:46 pm
            Mr. Rahul, your biggest mistake is you have not yet learned to transform into an "Indian Politician". Nothing wrong in learning even from your enemies. Mr. Rahul , please learn some JU-MLA, do some Petrol Bunk Ad-ver-ti-se-me-nts, promise "Shining India" in Flex boards, try to feed the masses with the ar-yan purity of "kashmiri pandits", bring some holy animal into the scene, promise to ban Rs.2000/- Notes, spend more on "IT", to propagate stupidity and utter failure as great achievements. I hope you will learn the trick, for the good of INDIA.
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