September 7, 2009 3:55:34 am
4 seats were up for grabs in the DUSU panel president,vice president,secretary,and the joint secretary.
10 parties fielded candidates for the polls.
Total number of candidates who registered for the polls after the last date of nomination withdrawal was 37. Of these eight candidates were disqualified by the election office for alleged violation of the election code of conduct.
6 disqualified candidates still have inquiries pending on the alleged violations. Three of these six candidates have even won the seats they were contesting.
The 3 winning candidates are all women Vice-President Kriti Wadhera,Secretary Arshdeep Kaurand Joint Secretary Anupriya Tyagi
President-elect Manoj Choudhary is an independent candidate. DU has elected an independent candidate as president after 18 years.
The last time an independent candidate was elected as president was in 1991 when Rajiv Goswami won.
The winning margin for the post of president was just 11 votes,the smallest in the last five years.
Secretary Arshdeep Kaur won by the highest margin in this year poll 4181 votes.
754 is the total number of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) owned by Delhi University.
The total cost of the DUSU polls (including individual college elections) from 2007,when EVMs were introduced,comes to around Rs. 6 lakh annually.
The total annual expenditure of DU elections (including individual college elections) before EVMs were introduced came to around Rs 34 lakh.
85,000 is the total number of voters this year.
While the poll percentage of morning colleges was 37 per cent,the poll percentage of evening colleges was 32 per cent.
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