The BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) swept the Delhi University Students’ Union elections by winning three of the four seats, while the Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) bagged one post, according to media reports.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad or ABVP swept the posts of President, Vice President and Joint Secretary.
ABVP’s Akshit Dahiya won the post of President, defeating NSUI’s Chetna Tyagi by a margin of more than 19,000 votes.
ABVP’s Pradeep Tanwar won the post of Vice President by a margin of over 8,000 votes and Shivangi Kharwal took the Joint Secretary post by a margin of nearly 3,000 votes.
Meanwhile, the NSUI’s Ashish Lamba won the secretary post, defeating ABVP’s Yogi Rathee by a margin of about 2,000 votes.
We have done it, yet again!— ABVP (@ABVPVoice) September 13, 2019
We thank the students of Delhi University for reaffirming their faith in our leadership & choosing #ABVP4DUSU.
Congratulations to karyakartas of @ABVPDelhi @ABVPDUSU for relentless efforts that won us 3 of 4 seats in #DUSU!#ABVPWinsDUSU #ABVPRocks pic.twitter.com/voP52OesPS
The voting turnout was recorded at 39.90 per cent this year — over four notches lower than last year. In 2018, the election saw a 44.46 percent voter turnout.
Over 1.3 lakh students were eligible to cast their vote. As many as 144 EVMs were used for students’ union polls and 137 were used for college union polls.
DUSU polls ended amid allegations of EVM malfunctioning, media personnel reported.
Sixteen candidates, including 4 women, were in the fray and 52 polling centres were set up for the DUSU polls, 2019.