New Delhi: Elections for the office bearers of Delhi University's Student Union (DUSU) were held on Wednesday September 12 and counting of votes will begin today at around 08:00 am, university officials said.
It is expected that the DUSU Election 2018 Results leads and trends start trickling in after 08:30 am today morning. The counting of votes will be held at the Community Hall in Police Lines in Delhi’s Kingsway Camp area.The final results are expected by today afternoon.
A total of 23 candidates are in the fray. The election in the morning colleges started by 1:30 pm and in evening colleges, the polling took place from 3 pm to 7:30 pm. A polling percent of around 45% was recorded. The final figure is yet to be released. Last year, DUSU elections saw a poll percent of 43%.
Being held about barely few months before 2019 general elections, DUSU 2018 elections are important for BJP and Congress both as it will show the mood of the students.
The 2018 DUSU election is a three-way fight between National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) student wing, the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS).
The results will decide the fate of 23 candidates for posts including president, vice-president, secretary and joint secretary. The CYSS), and left-wing students’ outfit All India Students Association (AISA) are jointly contesting the DUSU polls.
However, a neck-and-neck competition is expected between the NSUI and ABVP. The incumbent NSUI is hoping to repeat history while its arch rival ABVP wants to avenge last year’s defeat.
In 2017 DUSU election, Congress backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) had won 03 posts, including the crucial the post of President in the election result of which was announced on September 13, 2017.
RSS affiliate Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) managed to bag the Secreatary post in the 2017 elections. In 2016 DUSU Polls, while ABVP had won the post of president, vice president and secretary, Congress’ students’ union NSUI was elected to the post of joint secretary.
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