53 nominations for post of DUSU President



New Delhi: 53 candidates on Tuesday filed their nominations for the post of the President of Delhi University Students Union election to which will be held on September 3.

The Chief Election Officer of DUSU said besides 53 names received for the post of President, 47 students filed nominations for the post of Vice President, 43 for Secretary and 47 again for Joint Secretary.

"A final scrutiny will be done after they submit their security deposits tomorrow," Prof Gurmeet Singh, the Chief Election Officer, said.

While four candidates of National Students Unions of India filed their nominations, 10 students of its rival Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) submitted their papers.

NSUI, which for the first time picked up its four candidates through an election process instead of nominations, said it will come out with a detailed manifesto on Friday.

"We have completely transformed the system of selecting candidates for the students union.

"We have made it completely democratic and our nominees were elected by NSUI delegates and we are eyeing all four posts," said NSUI state secretary Shahnawaz Chowdhury.

He said the party would announce its candidates for particular posts on Thursday.

From ABVP, 10 candidates submitted their nomination papers with the Election Office today.

"From our side 10 candidates have filed nomination papers and all the 10 submissions have been accepted," said Ashutosh Shrivastav, Delhi state secretary of ABVP.

Thursday is the last day of withdrawal of nominations.

Last year, Manoj Chaudhury had won the post of President, the first independent candidate to win DUSU Presidency after 18 years.

PTI