DUSU polls: ABVP wins three top posts, NSUI one

Last Updated: Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 14:31

New Delhi: BJP student`s wing ABVP Saturday gave a jolt to Congress` NSUI in the Delhi University Students
Union elections winning three out of the four top posts,
including that of the president.

Jitender Choudhary of (MA, Buddhist Studies) won the
post of chairman while Priya Dabas won the post of vice
president.

Neetu Dabas was elected the new secretary while Akshay
Kumar of NSUI was elected joint secretary.

Jitender defeated Harish Choudhary, a student of SGBT
Khalsa College, who is NSUI`s candidate, by a margin of 1,943
votes. Jitender polled the maximum number of 9,259 votes in
the elections.

AISF`s Aparajitha, daughter of CPI leader D Raja,
polled 2,999 votes.

Dabas, who polled 8,679 votes, came ahead of NSUI`s AA
Vardhan by 1,518 votes in vice president polls.

Neetu Dabas won by the highest margin of 4,495 votes
in the polls defeating Deepika Derhwal of NSUI for the post
of DUSU secretary.

Akshay Kumar was the saving grace for the NSUI who won
a tight poll with a margin of 581 votes. Kumar polled 6,831
votes.

A total of 11 candidates contested for the post of
DUSU president in the election, while 30 other candidates were
vying for the three posts of vice president, secretary and
joint secretary.

With strict norm of election in place in line with the
Lyngdoh Committee recommendations for polls for students
union, the election campaign was without fervour this time.

Add to it the fact that as many as seven candidates
were disqualified last year for violating election norms, the
parties and candidates in fray were extra cautious this time.

Posters, printed material and stickers were not
allowed this time, as also the code of conduct enforced a
strict ban on using vehicles or animals for campaigning or
loudspeakers.

Last year, an independent candidate had won the post
of DUSU president after a gap of 18 years following the
disqualification of the NSUI and ABVP candidates.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 14:31

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