DUSU Election results to be out today

September 13, 2014

Delhi University Students’ Union elections results are likely to be declared today in the afternoon. 43% attendance was observed yesterday in the morning phase of polling. Thousands of students voted yesterday to elect the new student union in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University (DU).

The DUSU fight is mainly between the Congress backed National Students Union of India (NSUI), and the BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

For DUSU, seven candidates were in the fray for the post of president, 32 for vice president, 41 for secretary and 34 for joint secretary.

Hostel accommodation and safety of the northeast students were the main concern in the DUSU polls. Each party had these two topics in common.

 JNU used ballot papers with the option of None Of The Above (NOTA) for the first time and digital voting system for the visually challenged students.

Last year, it was the All India Students Association (AISA), affiliated to the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist, who bagged all four posts.

Other Left groups in the fray are the Students Federation of India (SFI) and the newly formed Left Progressive Front (LPF), an alliance between the Democratic Students Federation (DSF) - breakaway from SFI - and the All India Students Federation (AISF).

JNUSU results are expected to be declared on Monday

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