After a tumultuous day of tensions , the DUSU election results were announced, with ABVP’s Akshit Dhaiya elected as the DUSU President and ABVP’s Pradeep Tanwar winning the post of Vice President, NSUI’s Ashish Lamba securing the post of Secretary, and ABVP’s Shivangi Kharwal winning the post of Joint Secretary.
The counting took place in Community Centre, Kingsway Camp. The counting began after a delay of almost two hours as opposed to the scheduled timing of 8.30 am as the candidates turned up late, news agency PTI reported.Around 2:20 p.m, ABVP was leading on all the four posts.
We have done it, yet again!
We thank the students of Delhi University for reaffirming their faith in our leadership & choosing #ABVP4DUSU.
— ABVP (@ABVPVoice) September 13, 2019
NSUI candidate Ashish Lamba has won the post of DUSU Secretary. Congratulations to our other candidates, all our office bearers and volunteers for giving their best. We believe strongly in equal educational opportunity for all youth and will continue our fight against inequality
— Ruchi Gupta (@guptar) September 13, 2019
The voting turnout was recorded at 39.90 per cent this year, over four notches down from the last year.Last year, the election saw a 44.46 per cent voter turnout. The polling for four positions of ended amid allegations of Electronic Voter Machine (EVM) malfunctioning. More than 1.3 lakh students were eligible to cast their vote this time. As many as 144 EVMs were used for Delhu University Students’ Union polls and 137 were used for college union polls. Polling began on 12th September 2019 for morning colleges at 9.30 a.m .and ended at 1 p.m, while in evening colleges it commenced at 3 p.m. and ended at 7.30 p.m.