Aligarh: Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani, a BDS college student, defeated Ajay Singh to win the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Students' Union presdential election results of which were announced late in the night on Monday.
He secured 2352 votes and was second with winner
Maskoor Ahmad Usmani bagged 9,071 votes and won by a thumping margin of 6719 votes by defeating Ajay SIngh who got 2352 votes and came second.
Ajay Singh is grandson of of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Thakur Dalveer Singh from Barauli seat in Aligarh.
Usmani hails from Darbhanga district and is a BDS student. The other candidate in the fray was Abu Baqr who got only 2192 votes.
In Vice President elections, Sajad Subhan Rathor, got 5,711 votes, defeating by a margin of 3,106 votes, his nearest rival Aijaz Ahmed who got 2,605 votes. There were total six candidates for the post of Vice President including Vikrant Johri.
This is the first time in the history of AMUSU Elections when a non-Muslim had contested for the top post. In another first, a Kashmiri student Sajad Subhan Rather has been elected for the post of chair in AMUSU.
For the post of honorary secretary Mohammad. Fahad polled 4,008 votes and defeated by a margin of 344 votes Adnan Amir who got 3,664 votes. Fahad hails from Kasganj district in Uttar Pradesh and is a student of MAEBM. There were five candidates for the post honorary secretary.
Also, for the first time all three chairs are represented by three different state.
Polling for the AMUSU elections were held on Monday amid tight security. Counting of votes were done soon after polling ended and results were declared late in the night.