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ABVP wins three seats including President’s in DUSU Polls 2018, Congress bags 1

ABVP wins three seats including President’s in DUSU Polls 2018, Congress bags 1

The RSS-backed ABVP has won the post of President, Vice President, and Joint Secretary, while Congress’ student wing NSUI settles for the post of Secretary in DUSU Election 2018. ABVP won the three posts, Including president, vice president, and joint secretary while NSUI won the secretary’s post. However, there was a neck-to-neck comptetion between NSUI Sunny Chhillar and ABVP’s Ankiv Baisoya. But at last ABVP managed to win this DUSU Battle and retain the post of DUSU President 2018 after 2016. ABVP candidate Ankiv Basoya President, Shakti Singh Vice President and Jyoti Choudhary have won the joint secretary post. Akash Chaudhary of NSUI has won the secretary Post. NSUI’s Sunny Chillar defeated ABVP’s Ankiv Baisoyathe with the presidential nomination by 60 votes. At the same time, ABVP candidate Shakti Singh won the VP post with 8500 votes. Jyoti Chaudhary won the Joint Secretary post by 1700 votes.

  1. Major student wings contesting the DUSU polls are:
    RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)
    Congress’ student wing – National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), and
    Students Federation of India (SFI) of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)).

A few hours earlier, the counting of votes was stopped when the “EVM machines were reported disturbed” and the organizations had made a ruckus. After the disruption in EVM machines, Congress student organization NSUI demanded fresh elections while the RSS student organization ABVP asked to resume the counting. But throwing a stiff challenge to them this time will be the new alliance between All India Students’ Association, a far-Left organization, and the Aam Aadmi Party’s students’ wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti. The elections went off peacefully on Wednesday with a turnout of around 44.46% — slightly more than 43 % recorded last year.

Latest round of counting shows NSUI’s Sunny Chillar leading for the presidential post.

Last two rounds left, ABVP in the lead

ABVP leading with 60 votes for president’s post.

NSUI leading on secretary post with 1500 votes

ABVP leading on vice president and joint secretary posts with 8000 votes and 100 votes respectively.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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