AISA’s triumph in JNU Students' Union pollsSeptember 15, 2014
was a big day for Left-backed All India Students' Association (AISA), as positive results came for them on this day. AISA swept the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union polls ( JNUSU) bagging all the top four positions, including the President's post, for the second consecutive year. Retaining its hold over the prestigious students' body, AISA won the positions of President, Vice President, Joint Secretary and General Secretary. They defeated candidates from ABVP, NSUI, Students' Federation of India (SFI) and Left Progressive Front (LPF).
The new JNUSU president is Ashutosh Kumar elected with 1,386 votes defeating his nearest rival Rahilla Parveen, the candidate of LPF; vice-president is Anant Prakash Narayan who got 1,366 votes; Chintu is general secretary with 1,605 votes and Shafqat Hussain Butt was elected joint secretary with 1,209 votes.
Anant Prakash, AISA's candidate for JNUSU Vice Presidential post, won by a margin of over 600 votes defeating ABVP's Md. Jahidul Dewan. AISA's Chintu Kumari defeated her nearest rival Ashish Kumar Dhanotiya of ABVP by a margin of 814 votes bagging the post of General Secretary. Shafqat Hussain Butt was elected as the Joint Secretary after defeating Mulayam Singh of LPF by a margin of 240 votes, officials conducting JNUSU elections said.
This is a consecutive win for AISA as last year too, the ultra-left AISA had swept the union polls winning all the top positions.