Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has won on three of the top four posts of the central panel of DUSU on Friday, while its arch-rival NSUI was able to bag only one seat. ABVP has won on President, Vice President and Joint Secretary seats while NSUI bagged Secretary post as per the results for the DUSU polls declared today.
Ashwit Dahiya of the RSS-affiliated ABVP defeated National Students Union of India (NSUI)’s Chetna Tyagi for the top post by a margin of over 19,000 votes, reported PTI. The posts of vice president and joint secretary were won by ABVP’s Pradeep Tanwar and Shivangi Kharwal by a margin of 8,574 and 2,914 votes respectively.
NSUI bagged the secretary’s post with its candidate Ashish Lamba defeating ABVP’s Yogi Rathee by a margin of 2,053 votes, the news agency reported.
Senior BJP leader and Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated all ABVP members on the victory. “This win not only shows the determined spirit of nationalism among the youths but also it is also an indicator of a new India dedicated towards nation-building,” he said.
दिल्ली विश्वविधालय छात्र संघ चुनाव में ‘अखिल भारतीय विद्यार्थी परिषद’ को मिली भव्य विजय पर परिषद के सभी कार्यकर्ताओं को बधाई।
यह विजय न सिर्फ देश के युवाओं में राष्ट्रवाद के अटूट संकल्प को दर्शाती है बल्कि यह राष्ट्रीय पुनर्निर्माण के प्रति कटिबद्ध नये भारत की भी परिचायक है। pic.twitter.com/xrL9uxv50T
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 13, 2019
The counting for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls was supposed to start at 8.30 am but began after almost a two-hour delay as the candidates turned up late, an official said.
The voter turnout in DUSU polls on Thursday was recorded at 39.90 per cent, over four notches down from the last year. The results will be declared on Friday.
Last year, the election saw a 44.46 per cent voter turnout.
The polling for four positions of the DUSU ended amid allegations of EVM malfunctioning. Sixteen candidates, including 4 women, were in the fray and 52 polling centres were set up.
Over 1.3 lakh students were eligible to cast their vote. As many as 144 EVMs were used for students’ union polls and 137 were used for college union polls.
-With PTI inputs