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ABVP bags three seats, NSUI makes comeback in DUSU

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New Delhi, Sep 9 (PTI) RSS’ student outfit ABVPmaintained its dominance in DUSU polls bagging three seatsincluding that of President, while Congress’ NSUI made acomeback by winning the Joint Secretary’s post in the resultsannounced today. Amit Tanwar is the new President of Delhi UniversityStudents Union (DUSU) while ABVP’s Priyanaka and Ankit Singhhave been elected as Vice President and Secretaryrespectively, according to the Chief Election Officer for DUSUelections, D S Rawat. NSUI candidate Mohit Garid won the Joint Secretary’sseat, preventing a hat-trick by ABVP which had bagged all thefour seats in the DUSU polls last year as well as in 2014.AAP’s Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti, which was defeated lastyear in its debut, did not contest the polls this year. A significant number of 17,712 NOTA votes which wereintroduced for the first time in DUSU polls, were alsoexercised by the students. In the keenly contested President’s post, Amit Tanwar got16,357 votes defeating NSUI candidate Nikhil Yadav by a marginof 4,680 votes, Rawat said. Priyanka, who is the lone girl in the elected panel,obtained 15,592 votes. She defeated her closest rival by amargin of 2,455 votes votes. Ankit Singh Sangwan, who won the Secretary’s post got15,518 votes. He won by a margin of 1,383 votes. NSUI’s winning candidate Mohit Garid garnered the maximumvotes in the elected panel at 16,526 votes, winning theseat by a margin of 2466 votes. The DUSU polls were held yesterday in two phases forelecting representatives from 17 candidates of ABVP, AISA andNSUI. While seven candidates were in the race for the post ofPresident, 4 nominations were validated for the post ofVice-President Over 36 per cent out of a total of 1,23,246 voters hadcast their votes at 117 booths in 51 colleges. Celebrations broke out with supporters of the winningcandidates dancing to the drumbeats and distributing sweetsoutside the counting centre. The winners were garlanded and procession were taken outby ABVP supporters who paid tributes at Swami Vivekanand’sstatue in the Arts Faculty of the university. PTI GJS VITRT

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