Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) Election 2019 Results: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won three out of four posts in the students' union while National Students Union of India (NSUI) won one post.
ABVP's Akshit Dahiya was elected as new DUSU president while Pradeep Tanwar won the vice president's post. Shivangi Kherwal was the winner for the post of joint secretary. NSUI's Ashish Lamba won the general secretary's post.
The counting for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls was supposed to start at 8.30 am but began after almost a two-hour delay as the candidates turned up late, an official said.
Here are the highlights of DUSU Elections 2019:
ABVP wins three seats- president, vice president and joint secretary - out of the four posts in Delhi University Students' Union Election. National Students' Union of India (NSUI) wins oneseat of secretary.
ABVP is leading on all four seats, as per the trends after 18 rounds of counting. ABVP is maintaining a strong lead for the posts of president and vice president. ABVP is just leading NSUI for the post of general secretary while there is competition between ABVP, NSUI, and AISA for the post of joint secretary.
According to the initial trends, after the counting of votes from 45 EVMs, the ABVP was leading in all the four seats. The Congress-affiliated National Students' Union of India (NSUI) was in the second spot, sources said.
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is leading on all 4 seats in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections, as per initial trends.
The voter turnout in Delhi University Students' Union polls on Thursday was recorded at 39.90 per cent, over four notches down from the last year. Last year, the election saw a 44.46 per cent voter turnout.
The voter turnout recorded across 43 morning colleges was 39.69 per cent, almost four notches down from last year's figure of 43.8 per cent.
Last year, the ABVP had won three posts while the NSUI won one post.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) said its members won the college union polls in 35 colleges and the Congress-affiliated National Students' Union of India (NSUI) said it won in 22 colleges.
The screens which show live counting faced technical issues after which candidates demanded that they be made functional. After one screen started functioning, the counting began around 10.30 am.
The polling for four positions of (DUSU) ended amid allegations of EVM malfunctioning. Sixteen candidates, including 4 women, were in the fray and 52 polling centres were set up. 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.
Polling began in morning colleges at 9.30 am and ended at 1 pm, while in evening colleges it commenced at 3 pm and ended at 7.30 pm. The voter turnout recorded across 43 morning colleges was 39.69 per cent, almost four notches down from last year's figure of 43.8 per cent. In 2017, the overall voting percentage was 42.5 per cent while it was 36.9 per cent in 2016.
Hot and humid weather, holidays in colleges and disenchantment of students with the politics were cited as reasons for the lower turnout. Thursday was a declared holiday for students on account of it being election day, so students did not turn up to cast their votes, said some student leaders. There were long queues to cast votes as Law Faculty, Miranda House and Ramjas College.
In the North Campus, almost 400 police personnel were deployed to prevent any untoward incident, police said.