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Live: DUSU election results 2019 declared; ABVP wins 3 out of four posts, NSUI bags one

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.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 15:39
IANS photo (Students queue up with their identity cards to cast their votes for the Delhi University Students Union elections)

New Delhi: The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) swept the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections 2019 as it won three of the four key seats, while the Congress-linked National Students' Union of India (NSUI) bagged just one post.

ABVP candidates Akshit Dahiya, Pradeep Tanwar and Shivangi Kharwal got the maximum votes for the post of President, Vice-president and Joint-secretary, respectively. The lone winner from NSUI was Aakash Choudhary, who managed to defeat 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.

Here are the live updates:

13 September 2019, 15:35 PM

DUSU election results 2019 declared; ABVP wins 3 out of four key posts, NSUI bags one.

13 September 2019, 14:22 PM

After 18 rounds of counting, ABVP regains lead on all four seats, as per the latest trends. NSUI was leading on joint secretary post before ABVP took over.

13 September 2019, 14:12 PM

ABVP leading by 1,500 votes for the president's post and vice president's post each.

NSUI has gained a minor lead of 75 votes for joint secretary post. AISA is trailing behind.

 

 

13 September 2019, 14:02 PM

ABVP takes the massive lead on three seats as per current trends.

ABVP leading by 13,000 votes for the president's post. On vice president's post, it has taken a lead by 6,000 votes, while for general secretary.

NSUI has gained a minor lead for join secretary post. AISA is trailing behind.

13 September 2019, 13:27 PM

AISA is giving a strong competition to ABVP and NSUI for joint secretary post this time.

13 September 2019, 13:23 PM

ABVP maintains a strong lead for the posts of president and vice president as per current trends.

NSUI has again taken a lead for the post of general secretary while stiff competition is going on between ABVP, NSUI, and AISA for the post of joint secretary.

13 September 2019, 12:45 PM

15 rounds of counting of votes have been completed as of yet. NSUI and ABVP are in a tough battle for the post of joint secretary.

13 September 2019, 12:39 PM

ABVP takes lead on all four seats as 45 ballot boxes have been opened yet. The ABVP is now leading with 600 votes on all four posts.

13 September 2019, 12:27 PM

ABVP maintains the lead on the posts of president, vice president and general secretary.

NSUI has taken lead on the post of joint secretary. Abhishek Chhaprana from NSUI is contesting for joint secretary post.

13 September 2019, 11:53 AM

36 ballot boxes out of total 200 boxes have been opened yet. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is leading on all four seats.

13 September 2019, 11:50 AM

The first round of counting concludes. ABVP is leading on all four seats.

24 ballot boxes of 200 total ballot boxes have been opened yet.

13 September 2019, 11:45 AM

Counting of votes for DUSU election 2019 has started after a two-hour delay. 

RSS-backed ABVP has taken a lead in three seats, while Congress' student wing NSUI is leading in one seat.

13 September 2019, 11:03 AM

Counting for DUSU elections was hampered in the morning due to an EVM glitch. It started at 10 am, whereas it was scheduled to begin at 8:30 am.

13 September 2019, 09:52 AM

The ABVP had won three posts, while the NSUI had won one post in the 2018 polls, which had recorded 44.46 per cent voter turnout.

For 2019, both the ABVP and the NSUI have claimed to have won the majority.

13 September 2019, 09:13 AM

ABVP fielded Pradeep Tanwar against NSUI's pick Ankit Bharti for the post of vice president. AISA had nominated Aftab as its candidate. For the general secretary's post, ABVP pitted Yogit Rathi against  NSUI's Ashish Lamba and against AISA's Vikash.

13 September 2019, 09:12 AM

RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) fielded Akshit Dahiya for the president's post while Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) picked Chetna Tyagi to contest for the president's post. Left-affiliated AISA nominated Damini Kain against Dahiya and Tyagi.

13 September 2019, 09:10 AM

In 2019 DUSU polls, the three major students’ bodies were in the frayAkhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), affiliated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Congress-backed National Students' Union of India (NSUI) and All India Students' Association (AISA) which is associated with the Left.