DUSU Election Result 2018 Highlights: The results of the Delhi University Students’ Union elections are out. ABVP’s Ankiv Basoya, Shakti Singh and Jyoti Choudhary have won the posts of president, vice president and joint secretary respectively. The secretary post went to NSUI candidate Akash Choudhary.
The counting day remained in the middle of news for all the wrong reasons as some contesting outfits complained about faulty EVM’s. The counting, which began at 8 AM on Thursday, was suspended after members of NSUI and CYSS complained about EVM malfunction in some stations. The counting resumed following the contesting parties mutually agreed to take the process forward.
The result of the Delhi University election will help major parties understand the mood of young voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. A member of the Congress-backed National Students’ Union Of India (NSUI) said the DUSU elections are like the “semi-final for the Lok Sabha elections” and will show what the young, educated voter wants. A member of the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) said the election results will help the general public and the media to draw a conclusion on the mood of voters and also give an idea of what is the trend in national politics, reported PTI.
DUSU Election Result 2018 Highlights: Follow polls news here, check updates in Hindi as well
Ankiv Basoya wins president post in DUSU elections
Winning the post of president, MA Buddhist Studies student Ankiv Basoya got 20,467 votes. NSUI’s Sunny Chillar lost to Basoya by a margin of 1,744 votes. Last year, NSUI had won the post by a margin of 1,590.
DUSU Election result 2018: What Delhi University officials have to say
A DU official said, “We bought the EVMs from Electronics Corporation of India Limited, a government enterprise. Engineers from the company come every year to service the EVMs before polls, and engineers are also placed at every centre during polling.”
The DUSU Election counting for five hours on Thursday after a fault in the display of one EVM was reported and students alleged that the machines were rigged. When the counting was stopped, NSUI was leading on two seats — president and secretary.
EVM malfunctioning allegations
There were reports of EVM malfunctioning and allegations of tampering in the Delhi University students’ union election, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Delhi said that the machines used in the polls were not allotted by the Election Commission and were “procured privately”.
DUSU Elections 2018: ABVP wins 3 seats
ABVP’s winning margins are larger this year, while their vote share has also increased to 33.04 per cent from last year’s 30.13 per cent. Likewise, the NSUI’s vote share also increased from 29.04 per cent to 29.48 per cent.
DUSU elections 2018: It was battle between ABVP and NSUI
Though it was expected to be a three-cornered fight between the ABVP, NSUI and the joint panel of the All India Students’ Association (AISA) and AAP’s Chattra Yuva Sangarsh Samiti (CYSS), the fight was squarely between the ABVP and NSUI.
Assam BJP leader Hemanta Biswa Sharma remarks ABVP victory as a reaffirmation for Modi govt
All those day-dreaming at the prospect of defeat of @ABVPVoice in #DUSUElection2018, must be crest-fallen with #DUSUresults.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 13, 2018
This is, they must note, a solid reaffirmation of mood of the nation - which is Modi-May all the way!
Heartiest congratulations@narendramodi @AmitShah pic.twitter.com/jUpi0UZucK
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur congratulated ABVP for its victory
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh extended his wishes to DUSU's winning candiates who hailed from ABVP
Congratulations to @ABVPVoice on winning key posts in DUSU elections. सभी सफल उम्मीदवारों को बहुत बधाई एवं शुभकामनायें। छात्रशक्ति में राष्ट्रशक्ति की असीम सम्भावनाएँ निहित होती हैं।मुझे विश्वास है सकारात्मक छात्र राजनीति का विस्तार करने की दिशा में परिषद ऐसे ही आगे बढ़ती रहेगी। https://t.co/fNFQNuCadm— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 13, 2018
Winning candidates from ABVP and NSUI celebrate in DU
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Indian politician and BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav extended his greetings to ABVP for winning DUSU elections
Nand Kishore Yadav, who is serving as cabinet minister of road in the Bihar government tweeted congratulating three of the ABVP members for securing positions as President, Vice President and Joint-Secretary in the Delhi University Students Union elections. He also extended his greetings to all ABVP members and workers, as well University students.
दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय छात्र संघ चुनाव में अध्यक्ष, उपाध्यक्ष व संयुक्त सचिव के पद पर #ABVP को मिली ऐतिहासिक जीत पर परिषद के सभी कार्यकर्ताओं को हार्दिक बधाई व शुभकामनाएं।@ABVPVoice #India #Bihar #DUSUElection2018 pic.twitter.com/CUTfazI9Eq
— Nand Kishore Yadav (@nkishoreyadav) September 13, 2018
BJP will also win 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari
The Delhi BJP termed Thursday the victory of ABVP candidates in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections as the victory of youth in the country, even as the AAP and the Congress held EVMs responsible for their defeat. BJP leader and Union minister J P Nadda congratulated ABVP's winning candidates and said students' power is the 'strength of the nation'. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said the ABVP has showed the BJP will also win the 2019 Lok Sabha polls under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The victory of the ABVP is the victory of each youth in the country. The government has implemented schemes like the Skill India programme for better future of the youth. The BJP will form the next government under the leadership of Narendra Modi," Tiwari said.
ABVP greets party candidates and assures 'phenomenal changes' in DU under their leadership
ABVP greeted three of its candidates for their victory in the Delhi University Students Union Election.
Congratulations to Ankiv Baisoya for winning the post of President for DUSU 2018-19. We wish him all the best. We are sure that under his leadership, ABVP led DUSU will bring in phenomenal changes in Delhi University. pic.twitter.com/3ns1DCkgP3— ABVP (@ABVPVoice) September 13, 2018
Congratulations to Shakti Singh for winning the post of Vice President for DUSU 2018-19. We wish him all the best for his tenure! pic.twitter.com/hwbxkrsXQa— ABVP (@ABVPVoice) September 13, 2018
Congratulations to Jyoti Chaudhury for winning the post of Joint Secretary for DUSU 2018-19. We wish her all the best for her tenure as Joint Secretary. pic.twitter.com/y1ITRkwAmj— ABVP (@ABVPVoice) September 13, 2018
Amit Shah congratulates ABVP
दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय छात्र संघ चुनाव में @ABVPVoice को मिली भव्य जीत पर परिषद के सभी कार्यकर्ताओं को हार्दिक बधाई।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 13, 2018
यह जीत न सिर्फ युवाओं में राष्ट्रवादी विचारधारा के प्रति आस्था की जीत है बल्कि यह विभाजनकारी और अवसरवादी राजनीति के विरुद्ध युवाओं का जनादेश भी है। pic.twitter.com/bt5B3tb29j
DUSU Elections: Here are the winners
ABVP candidates Ankiv Basoya, Shakti Singh and Jyoti Choudhary have won the posts of president, vice president and joint secretary respectively. NSUI candidate Akash Choudhary has won the post of secretary.
DUSU Elections: ABVP wins president, vice-president and joint secretary posts; secretary to be from NSUI
The results of DUSU elections are out. ABVP has won the president, vice-president and joint secretary posts while NSUI has won the secretary post.
No EVMs allotted to Delhi University by Election Commission: Election Officer
EVMs haven't been issued/allotted to Delhi University by this office. It was also confirmed from State Election Commission that no such machines have been given by them too. It seems that Delhi University has procured these machines privately: Manoj Kumar, Election Officer, EVM pic.twitter.com/yyf5AKoyKW— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2018
ABVP differs, says NSUI making unfounded allegations
Moreover, making unfounded allegations on ABVP for a faulty machine is unacceptable.
If @INCIndia has issues w/ ONE EVM of A College covering ONE POST of #DUSU then someone please inform RaGa that there are 3 seats, 52 colleges/Deptts & 741 of EVMs where NSUI can compete w/ ABVP
— Ashish Chauhan (@AshishSainram) September 13, 2018
National General Secretary, ABVP Ashish Chauhan said that NSUI is making unfounded allegations.
NSUI allege EVM started malfunctioning after six rounds
In a statement, the NSUI said, "NSUI was winning the DUSU election after six rounds when the EVMs magically started malfunctioning. One EVM showed votes on secretary post on ballot number 10 when there are only eight candidates. EVM also showed zero votes for NSUI candidate. It is clear that any further counting on these EVMs has no credibility and we demand that our candidates are declared winners immediately."
Students and Youth should discern and raise their voice against the brutual execution of the Democracy by ABVP by overthrowing the democratic values, dismissing the mandate of the students, exploiting the power of administration as well as misusing the EVM's. pic.twitter.com/NRRVTwwn7i
— Fairoz Khan (@Fairoz_JK) September 13, 2018
DUSU elections 2018: Counting for rest 10 rounds resumes
Police outside the counting room
NSUI candidates allege EVM tampering
Delhi University election counting depicts the pathetic picture of the violent murder of the Democracy by ABVP that too in front of the police.ABVP has butchered the democratic values.— Fairoz Khan (@Fairoz_JK) September 13, 2018
DUSU elections 2018: Counting resumes
While NSUI has raised objections alleging tampering with EVMs and demanded re-election, the counting will begin in a short while. A total of 10 rounds of counting is still left.
ABVP demands counting to resume
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad's (ABVP) Shakti Singh said, "Only one EVM was faulty and it can be repaired. We want the counting to be resumed. Since we were leading on all the seats, the other parties are demanding fresh elections." — PTI
NSUI demands re-election
The counting was initially stopped for an hour after the allegations of faulty EVMs surfaced. However, following objections by the students, the election officials decided to suspend the process. "The polls are being held at the behest of the central government. The EVMs were tampered with. We want fresh elections," Rocky Tuseed of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) said.
DUSU Election Result 2018: ABVP demands counting to resume
The Congress-affiliated NSUI on Thursday demanded that fresh polling be held for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) election, while the RSS's student wing, the ABVP, wanted the counting of votes, which has been suspended, to be resumed. — PTI
DUSU Elections 2018: Heavy police deployment to curb malpractices
Heavy police force was deployed in the area, with around 700 personnel stationed in the north campus and over 500 personnel deployed in the south campus. A person wearing a question mark sign was detained by police outside the Ramjas College, but after it was found he had a college ID card, he was let off. Some members of parties, who were seen canvassing for votes, were warned by the police personnel, reports PTI.
DUSU Elections 2018: 44.46% turnout in evening phase
Amid heavy police presence and some last-minute attempts to woo voters, the Delhi University Students' Union polls went off peacefully with around 44.46 per cent voter turnout till 7.30 pm on Wednesday. Polling took place at 52 centres in the colleges, where as many as 1.35 lakh voters have been involved in deciding the fate of 23 candidates in the DUSU polls.
Last year, the election saw a 43 per cent voter turnout. The results will be announced on Thursday, reports PTI.
DUSU Elections 2018: Poll malpractices reported from various colleges
However, the police presence did not deter party members from making a pitch to garner votes as they stood outside colleges carrying chits bearing the ballot numbers of the candidates in the fray. In some colleges, these chits were wrapped around chocolates, juice bottles and distributed to students
DUSU Elections 2018: Polling conducted under tight security
Around 11 members of different parties, who were seen canvassing, were warned by the patrolling police personnel. Security was also put in place outside Zakir Hussain (Evening) College, which had witnessed violence on Monday after the members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) allegedly damaged college property and also assaulted some faculty members and students
DUSU Election Result 2018: NSUI alleges EVM problems
The student wing of Congress, NSUI has alleged technical glitches in EVMs. After the sixth round of DUSU elections, NSUI is leading for the posts of President and Secretary, while ABVP for the Vice President post. The final results are expected to come around 3 pm, as ten more rounds of counting are still left.
DUSU Elections 2018: First-time voters set ambience
Party members making a last-minute pitch to students, excited first-time voters and heavy police presence set the ambience on the Delhi University Students' Union polls Wednesday. Over 1,200 police personnel were posted across North and South Campus areas to ensure no untoward incident was reported. In North Campus, 700 police personnel, including 100 women personnel, were deployed since early morning. Senior officers were also seen checking the arrangements, reports PTI.
DUSU Elections 2018: Manifesto of AAP
After the AAP came to power in Delhi in February 2015, its students wing had unsuccessfully contested the DUSU polls. This time, it has promised installation of CCTV cameras, setting up of police booths in the campus, ending the "culture of hooliganism" and opposition to "commercialisation of education"
DUSU Elections 2018: Manifestos of political parties
While the NSUI has promised the 'Institute of Eminence' tag for Delhi University and thalis at Rs 10 in canteens, the ABVP has promised to spend 50 per cent of the union's budget on women and social justice-related activities, along with a special attention on promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines in college campuses.