Blow to ABVP as NSUI bags top posts in Delhi University polls; grabs president, VP posts

September 13, 2017, 2:44 pm
Blow to ABVP as NSUI bags top posts in Delhi University polls; grabs president, VP posts
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Blow to ABVP as NSUI bags top posts in Delhi University polls; grabs president, VP posts

Blow to ABVP as NSUI bags top posts in Delhi University polls; grabs president, VP posts

In a remarkable victory, the NSUI, Congress’ student wing, on Wednesday bagged the posts of President and Vice President in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) while the RSS-affiliated ABVP won the posts of Secretary and Joint Secretary.

Rocky Tuseed is the new DUSU President and Kunal Sehrawat the Vice President, both from the National Students Union of India. ABVP's Mahamedhaa Nagar and Uma Shankar won the posts of Secretary and Joint Secretary respectively.

The ABVP, which has a stronghold in DUSU, held three posts in the outgoing panel, while NSUI had the post of joint secretary.

Tuseed, who polled 16,299 votes, defeated ABVP's Rajat Chaudhary by 1,590 votes. Sehrawat, with 16,431 votes, scraped past Parth Rana by just 175 votes. Nagar polled 17,156 votes to win by 2,624 votes while Shankar got 16,691 votes -- winning by 342 votes.

Reacting to the win, NSUI on Twitter said, “A major comeback for us in #DUSU2017, students of DU have given us a huge responsibility to fight for their rights.

Earlier, the NSUI was declared a winner on three posts including that of the Joint Secretary while the ABVP got only the Secretary. But the scenario changed after the recounting and ABVP bagged two posts.

Last year, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won three seats while the Joint Secretary was claimed by the NSUI.