Results for the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) elections have started pouring in,with the ultra-Left All India Students Association (AISA) making early gains. AISA has bagged half of the 30 seats for councillors from 12 schools at the varsity,while three other organisations and three independent candidates share the rest.
The final results for the four main seats in the central panel president,vice-president,general secretary and joint secretary will be announced on Saturday morning. Twenty-seven candidates are in the running for these.
AISA president at JNU,Akbar Chaudhary,said this was a victory of social inclusion and campus democracy.
AISAs victory is a mandate against the Lyngdoh recommendations….It vindicates our vision of a socially inclusive campus and is a rejection of casteist and communal forces, he said.
At the School of Language,Literature and Cultural Studies (SLL&CS),AISA won all five seats,while in the School of International Studies (SIS) and School of Social Sciences (SSS) it has won four out of five seats.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has won six seats this time,which is the same number as in the 2008 JNUSU elections. Three of these seats are from the School of Computer and Systems Sciences (SC&SS).
National Students Union of India (NSUI) has won all three seats from the School of Life Sciences (SLS) and one more from the School of Law and Governance. The organisation has added one seat to its score during the last elections at JNU.
The coalition of Students Federation of India and All India Students Federation has won two seats,one each at the SIS and the SSS. Three independent candidates have also been elected. Two are from the School of Environmental Sciences (SES) and one is from the School of Physical Sciences (SPS).