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2015 DUSU polls: ABVP leads in first round of vote count
Saturday September 12, 2015 12:19 PM, IANS

New Delhi: The ABVP, the students wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), was on Saturday leading in all four seats as counting began of the votes cast in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections.

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) was ahead in all four seats after the first round of counting.

Satinder Awana, Sunny Dedha, Anjali Rana and Chhattarpal Yadav are the ABVP candidatesfor the posts of president, vice president, secretary and joint secretary.

The elections on Friday witnessed a 43.3 percent turnout, a slight dip from last year's 44 percent.

A total of 35 candidates are in the fray but the main fight is between the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) and the AAP's students wing, Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS).

Voting for Delhi University Students Union’ (DUSU) posts is taking place in two phases with 127 polling booths having been set up at 42 colleges under the varsity.

“There are a total of 1,35,298 voters and the voting is taking place across 42 colleges of the university. While the first phase began at 8.30 A.M. and will go on till 12.30 P.M., the next phase starts at 3 P.M.” said DS Rawat, the Chief Election Commissioner for DUSU polls.

“Our observers are monitoring all the college campuses to ensure that there are no discrepancies while police teams are also undertaking patrolling to prevent any untoward incidents,” he added.

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