New Delhi, Sept 10: Retaining its traditional bastion ,Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad once again dominated this year’s Delhi University Students' Union elections. In a close fight ABVP managed to retain 3 seats out of 4 where NSUI could managed only one seat.
ABVP’s Amit Tanwar won the President’s seat, Priyanka Chabri was elected Vice President. Ankit Sangwan, also of the ABVP won the Secretary post. The NSUI’s Mohit Garid won the Joint Secretary seat.
“We have won and our vote share has increased because throughout the year, we have stayed amongst students and fought for them. This ABVP win is also a comment against anti-national activities happening across the country,”said Tanwar.
Last year, the AVBP had swept the DUSU polls, winning all of the four top positions as well as in 2014. The Aam Aadmi Party's Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti, did not contest the polls this year. The left-wing All India Students Association (AISA) could not make its impact on this years polls.
The DUSU polls were held yesterday in two phases for electing representatives from 17 candidates of ABVP, AISA and NSUI. There were even candidates in the race for the post of President and 4 candidates for the post of Vice-President.
President's post, Amit Tanwar got 16,357 votes who has defeated NSUI candidate Nikhil Yadav by a margin of 4,680 votes. Priyanka, who is the lone girl in the elected panel, obtained 15,592 votes. She defeated her closest rival by a margin of 2,455 votes votes. Ankit Singh Sangwan, who won the Secretary's post got 15,518 votes. He won by a margin of 1,383 votes. Mohit Garid , NSUI's winning candidate polled 16,526 votes and won the seat by a margin of 2466 votes.
This year only 36 per cent votes were polled. Out of a total of 1,23,246 voters had cast their votes at 117 booths in 51 colleges. For the first time the option of NOTA was introduced in students elections where 17,712 voter opted for NOTA.