The counting for the DUSU polls has been begun at 8.30 am on Thursday. Polling took place at 52 centers 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. In 2018 DUSU Election candidates for the post of Joint Secretary are- Jyoti Chaudhary (ABVP), Saurabh Yadav (NSUI), Sreejith K (SFI), Sunny Tanwar (CYSS-AISA). While for the post of Joint Secretary- Sudhir Dedha (ABVP), Aakash Choudhary (NSUI), Chandra Mani Dev (CYSS-AISA), Subash Bhatt (SFI) are in the fray. The college-wise results show that the mood of the students, many of whom opined that they vote based on a candidates reputation, than his or her ideological bent.
DUSU Polls 2018 LIVE Updates
6:15 PM IST- After six rounds of counting, NSUI is ahead on the president, secretary seats while ABVP is ahead on vice-president, joint secretary posts as counting of votes for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections continues.
6:00 PM IST- ABVP 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.
5:55 PM IST- Counting of votes resumes
Counting has started from 7th round now, DUSU election committee spokesperson Pinky Sharma said.
NSUI statement on the unprecedented and shameful episode of blatant EVM tampering in #DUSUElection2018 today. We demand that NSUI candidates who were leading should be declared winners, no credibility of the counting process now #DUSU2018 pic.twitter.com/VUNC7cTYc2
— Ruchi Gupta (@guptar) September 13, 2018
5:45 PM IST- 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.”
5:40 PM IST- A total of 10 rounds of counting is still left.
5:00 PM IST- Counting of votes which was suspended due to fault in EVMs to resume in next half an hour: Official
11:45 AM IST- The NSUI said it is considered the DUSU polls as an “election of prestige”. The ABVP is using the elections to promote the BJP’s schemes on campus.
— Shradha Chettri (@Shrads_chettri) September 13, 2018
11:35 AM IST- The counting of DUSU elections was put on hold as an EVM machine is not functioning properly
11:30 AM IST- After a poor performance in 2015, the student wing of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), has joined the fray this year by partnering with leftist group All India Students’ Association (AISA), affiliated with CPI-Marxist-Leninist
11:00 AM IST- NSUI wins president’s post in Zakir Hussain Evening College
The NSUI’s presidential candidate in Zakir Hussain Evening College has won with the lead of more then 250 votes. AISA’s candidate Nabiya Alam won on central councillor Post in Zakir Husain Delhi College.
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)