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DUSU Elections Results Announced: ABVP Bags Three Out Of Four Posts

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:


  • Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections 2019 results have been announced on Friday
  • ABVP has bagged 3 out of four posts - President, Vice President, Joint Secretary
  • NSUI has won only one post - Secretary

The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) results have been announced on Friday, with ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad) repeating its last year's fortune and dominating the polls. By winning three out of four posts in the elections, ABVP has turned out to be the clear winner in the elections. BJP-led ABVP won the posts of President, Vice President and Joint Secretary, while the Congress party-led NSUI (National Students' Union of India) turned out to be the winner of only one post - Secretary. As per news agency PTI, the counting of votes began after a delay of almost two hours as opposed to the scheduled timing of 8.30 am as the candidates turned up late.

Here are the winners:

  1. ABVP's Akshit Dahiya (President)
  2. ABVP's Pradeep Tanwar (Vice President)
  3. ABVP's Shivangi Kharwal (Joint Secretary)
  4. NSUI's Ashish Lamba (Secretary)

READ | Delhi University polls held peacefully, 39.90% voter turnout

DUSU elections voter turnout

The Delhi University went to polls on Thursday with a voter turnout recorded at 39.90 per cent. While last year, the election saw a 44.46 per cent voter turnout, this year it was over four notches down. The polling for four positions (DUSU) ended amid allegations of EVM malfunctioning. Sixteen candidates, including 4 women, were in the fray and 52 polling centres were set up. In 2017, the overall voting percentage was 42.5 per cent while it was 36.9 per cent in 2016. 

READ | ABVP-led DUSU removes busts of Savarkar, others from campus

Election controversies

This year the DUSU elections witnessed multiple controversies from Savarkar bust being installed in the college campus to EVM malfunction. NSUI had alleged that EVM malfunctioning was against the Congress-backed student's wing, claiming that when a ballot is pressed for NSUI candidate, EVM did not light up to indicate registration of vote. However, an election committee member said the votes were being cast but there was some problem with the light that glows. It was also found that the candidates violated the model code of conduct by putting up huge hoardings, defacing college property and using printed material for seeking votes.

READ | NSUI blackens bust of Savarkar installed by ABVP-led DUSU at DU

READ | ABVP wins President, Vice-President and Joint Secretary posts in DUSU elections 2018

(With PTI inputs)