The National Students Union of India (NSUI), student wing of the Congress party, has won 2 out of 4 posts including President’s post in in Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls.
During initial rounds of counting, RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) was leading the poll on all four posts. However, NSUI took a surprise lead mid-way and won two posts including President, Vice-President . ABVP that had dominated the union for the last few years won posts of secretary and joint secretary.
From NSUI, Rocky Tuseed who is an MA Buddhist Studies student has won the President post by a margin of 1590 votes, Kunal Sehrawat has grabbed the position of Vice-President, he deafeated his nearest rival by 175 votes. While Mahamedha Nagar defeated NSUI’s Minakshi Meena by 2,624 votes to win the post of secretary while Uma Shankar defeated NSUI’s Avinash Yadav 342 votes.
After the victory, NSUI on Twitter said, “A major comeback for us in #DUSU2017, students of DU have given us a huge responsibility to fight for their rights. This mandate is a clear indication that student fraternity have restored their faith in @INCIndia & our beloved leader Sh.@OfficeOfRG. Also this mandate shows that students throughout the country have rejected the poisonous & divisive ideology of RSS. Finally this victory belongs to evry NSUI activist who hv worked tirelessly in DU,specially our mentors
@girishgoa, @guptar &@Fairoz_JK.”
As per reports in PTI, there was a feeble turnout of voters for the Students Union elections in Delhi University with only about 43% students turning up to cast their votes.
According to DU, of the 1,02,624 voters in the 40-odd DUSU affiliated morning colleges, 46,504 students turned up to cast their votes in the election on September 12.The voter turnout has increased by almost 10% since last year. Started in 1954, students from 50 of 77 Delhi University colleges vote to elect office bearers to the positions of president, vice-president, secretary and joint secretary.