ABVP Bags President, Two Other Posts in DUSU Polls Amid Allegations of EVM Fraud

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DUSU polls were held on Wednesday with a voter turnout of 44.46 per cent. Polling took place at 52 centres in the colleges.

NSUI alleged that fair elections were not conducted and data of seven EVMs were missing.

Caravan News

NEW DELHI — Amid allegations of EVM fraud ABVP, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, Thursday bagged three posts, including that of the president, in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections.

The Congress-backed NSUI won only one seat, while the AAP’s student wing CYSS which fought the elections in alliance with Left-backed AISA failed to open its account.

ABVP’s Ankiv Basoya won the presidential post with a margin of 1,744 votes while party’s candidate Shakti Singh was declared as the vice president after he won with a margin of 7,673 votes. NSUI’s Akash Choudhary won the secretary’s post while ABVP’s Jyoti emerged victorious on the joint secretary post.

Choudhary, the lone winning candiadte of the NSUI, reportedly alleged that fair elections were not conducted and data of seven EVMs were missing.

Though  initial trends showed the National Students Union of India was leading for the DUSU president’s post, and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad inching closer to take the vice president’s post.

The election results were announced later on Thursday as counting had to be suspended for few hours following glitch in the EVMs but was resumed in the evening amid heavy police deployment.

The NSUI had also demanded fresh polling, while the ABVP demanded resumption of counting.

“There are only 8 candidates so how is it possible that votes were cast to a 10th candidate? All machines were fine yesterday. Police and administration are involved in this,” Fairoz Khan, NSUI president, alleged.

“EVM’s are being misused in such a manner that NSUI candidates are getting zero votes and rest votes are being polled on the 10th number, where there are 8 Candidate names and no time as 10th number. ABVP has thus murdered Democracy today,” NSUI president said.

DUSU polls were held on Wednesday with a voter turnout of 44.46 per cent. Polling took place at 52 centres in the colleges. There were as many as 23 candidates in the fray.

DUSU is the representative body of the students from most colleges and faculties. Apart from DUSU, which is an umbrella council, each college also has its own students union for which they hold separate elections.

(With inputs from agencies)

 

 

 

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