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Studet Leader Ankiv Basoya wins the DUSU President 2018 Post

Studet Leader Ankiv Basoya wins the DUSU President 2018 Post
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Nearly 44.46 percent polling was held for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. An official said on Wednesday that in the national capital colleges, there were 52 polling stations. Counting today is going on. 1.35 lakh students will decide the fate of 23 candidates in DUSU elections 2018. In these elections, the NSUI has given Delhi University the status of ‘Excellence Institute’ and promised to reduced the cost of fooding in DU Campus, while ABVP has 50 percent of the students’ expenditure on women and social justice related activities and promotion of sports and promotion of college campuses Promised to install sanitary pad vending machines in the University. 

DUSU Election 2018 Result LIVE Updates

6:15 PM IST- AAP leader Gopal Rai took to Twitter to raise concern over the alleged EVM tampering in DUSU election. “The situation is not only worrying, but it is in the form of a serious threat to the democracy,” he said.

6:00 PM IST- Counting resumes; won’t allow RSS-BJP to subvert democratic mandate, says NSUI

5:55 PM IST- Counting has resumed after being suspended due to fault in EVMs . The counting resumed from 7th round. A total of 16 rounds of counting will take place.

5:40 PM IST- DUSU election officials confirmed that the counting for the polls to four DUSU posts, which was held on Wednesday, was suspended after four EVMs were found to be faulty. He further cited the students’ protest over the issue at the counting centre as the reason behind the poll panel’s decision to suspend counting.

5:30 PM IST- 6 EVMs found faulty in #DUSUElection2018 because of which counting has been suspended! Incompetence or fraud? Either way, it’s a pointer to revert back to paper ballots which are safer. Not that they ensure against booth capturing

5:00 PM IST- 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.

4:30 PM IST- EVM’s are being misused in such a manner that NSUI candidates are getting zero votes and rest votes are being polled on the 10th number, where there are 8 Candidate names and no time as the 10th number. ABVP has thus murdered Democracy today.

12:15 PM IST- Result is going to be announced soon. It could be Ankiv Baisoya or Sunny Chhillar.

11:30 AM IST- There were cases of violence reported where members of the ABVP allegedly vandalized property at Delhi University’s Zakir Hussain College and assaulted students and staff. The AISA and NSUI, on September 11, filed a complaint with the election office demanding action.

11:00 AM IST- “Everything remained peaceful in the first round of voting. There was no incident of any EVM glitch anywhere,” Chief Election Officer Vijay Kaul Said

10:40 AM IST- Anushesh Sharma, National Secretary NSUI, says that the NSUI this year focused on online campaigning and is confident that they would win the election. He also said NSUI has been running a positive and issue-based campaign which will help them win all four seats this time. The NSUI also urged DU to spread more awareness about the election to increase voter turnout

10:20 AM IST- The police, DU and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), meanwhile, claimed that they gave wide publicity to the anti-defacement guidelines, which were formulated together by all stakeholders and approved by the high court on May 29, and also uploaded these on their respective websites.

10:00 AM IST- The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has won 71 seats in 19 colleges. The RSS-affiliated party won in various colleges, including Hindu College, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Kirori Mal College, Bhagat Singh (Morning), Zakir Hussain (Morning), Dyal Singh (morning) colleges in Wednesday’s poll. The National Students’ Union Of India (NSUI) won 75 seats in 20 colleges. They won in Sri Venkateswara College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Aryabhatta College, Zakir Hussain College, among others.

9:30 AM IST- DUSU Election 2018 Contesting Candidates List

Candidates contesting for the post of Joint Secretary

  • · Jyoti Chaudhary (ABVP)
  • · Saurabh Yadav (NSUI)
  • · Sreejith K (SFI)
  • · Sunny Tanwar (CYSS-AISA)

Candidates in fray for post of secretary

  • Sudhir Dedha (ABVP)
  • Aakah Choudhary (NSUI)
  • Chandra Mani Dev (CYSS-AISA)
  • Subash Bhatt (SFI)

Candidates contesting for the vice-president’s post

  • Shakti Singh (ABVP)
  • Leena (NSUI)
  • Anshika Singh (AISA-CYSS)
  • Deepak (INSO)
  • Neelanjita Biswas (SFI)

Candidates in fray for post of president

  • Ankiv Baisoya (ABVP) (MA Buddhist Studies)
  • Sunny Chillar (NSUI) (BA Sanskrit, Shivaji college)
  • Abhigyan (CYSS-AISA) (BA political science, Ramjas)
  • Akashdeep tripathi (SFI) (MA Buddhist studies)
  • Preeti Chauhan ((INSO) (BA Programme, Shivaji college)

9:00 AM IST- Prerna Bhardwaj, a second-year student of BA (Hons) in Political Science at Kirori Mal College, said, “The Delhi University has students coming from across India. There can be no better way than this to know what young India wants. In a way, the election results will be an indicator as to what the young voter of India wants.”

8:30 AM IST- Prakhar Yadav, a second-year student of BA (Hons) in Hindi at Hansraj College, said the results of the DUSU polls will indicate which side the young voter is supporting and will help political parties prepare accordingly.

8:20 AM IST- The National Students’ Union Of India (NSUI) won 75 seats in 20 colleges including Sri Venkateswara College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Aryabhatta College, and Zakir Hussain College,

8:00 AM IST- According to the information received, the ABVP has won 71 seats in 19 colleges, while the NSUI bagged 75 seats in 20 colleges. The college-wise results show the mood of the students, many of whom opined that they vote based on a candidates reputation, than his or her ideological bent. 

7:45 AM IST- In the fray are the National Students’ Union of India, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, and the Aam Aadmi Party’s students’ wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), which is contesting with left-wing students’ outfit All India Students Association (AISA). However, the DUSU polls are being seen as a direct face-off between the RSS-backed ABVP and Congress-backed NSUI.

7:30 AM IST- 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 percent voter turnout till 7.30 pm on Wednesday. The results will be announced on Thursday with counting starting at 8.30 am.

8:45 AM IST- According to the information received, the ABVP has won 71 seats in 19 colleges, while the NSUI bagged 75 seats in 20 colleges. The college-wise results show the mood of the students, many of whom opined that they vote based on a candidates reputation, than his or her ideological bent. 

In the fray are the National Students’ Union of India, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, and the Aam Aadmi Party’s students’ wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), which is contesting with left-wing students’ outfit All India Students Association (AISA). However, the DUSU polls are being seen as a direct face off between the RSS-backed ABVP and Congress-backed NSUI

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 percent voter turnout till 7.30 pm on Wednesday. The results will be announced on Thursday with counting starting at 8.30 am.

In Vivekananda College, there was a delay of over an hour in the commencement of the elections, since there was no data available for students to vote for the treasurer’s post, sources said. The voting resumed after the data was keyed-in. The Aurobindo College witnessed a turnout of 44.72 percent, Hansraj 50 percent, Deshbandhu College 44 percent and Aditi Mahavidyalaya 48 percent. In the morning colleges, polling began at 8.30 am and ended at 1 pm. In the evening colleges, polling was held between 3-7.30 pm.

In the fray are the candidates of the NSUI, ABVP and the AAP’s student wing, Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) — which is contesting the polls in alliance with left-wing students’ outfit All India Students Association (AISA).

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.

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”.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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