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DUSU elections 2019: ABVP wins 3 out of four posts, NSUI bags one


The Rashtrita Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) dominated the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections as it won three of the four seats, while the Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) bagged one.

Celebrations broke out outside the counting centre in Kingsway Camp with supporters dancing to ‘dhol’ beats and rose petals being showered on the winners.

ABVP’s Ashwit Dahiya defeated NSUI candidate Chetna Tyagi for the top post by a margin of over 19,000 votes. Pradeep Tanwar and Shivangi Kharwal, both from the ABVP, secured the maximum number of votes for the posts of president, vice-president, and joint secretary, respectively. The lone winner from NSUI was Aakash Choudhary, who managed to trump his opponent for the post of DUSU secretary.

After a delay of almost one hours, the counting of votes for the Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) election began from 8:30 AM on Friday. The election for student body representatives was held across 52 polling stations set up in various colleges and faculty departments.

Voter turnout was recorded at 39.90 per cent out of around 1.3 lakh students and faculty members who were eligible to cast their vote. The turnout dropped by four per cent in 2019, as in 2018, 44.46 per cent voter turnout was recorded.

According to DU Chief Election Officer Ashok Prasad, votes were counted at the Community Hall of the Police Lines in northwest Delhi`s Kingsway Camp.

(With Agency Inputs) 

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