United Left Sweeps JNUSU Elections Once Again

by GoNews Desk 1 year ago Views 1541

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The united front of left parties has once again swept the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) polls, winning all four central panel posts.

The left candidates had contested under the broader united Left panel comprising Students’ Federation of India (SFI), Democratic Students’ Federation (DSF), the All India Students’ Association (AISA) and the All India Students’ Federation (AISF).

SFI’s Aishe Ghosh was elected JNUSU president with 2,313 votes. She defeated Manish Jangid from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), who got 1,128 votes.

For the post of vice-president, DSF’s Saket Moon secured 3,365 votes, while ABVP’s Shruti Agnihotri came second with 1,335 votes.

AISA’s Satish Chandra Yadav was elected general secretary, who polled 2,518 votes to defeat ABVP’s Sabareesh PA, who got 1355 votes.

AISF’s Mohammad Danish won the joint secretary post with 3,295 votes, followed by Sumanta Sahu from ABVP with 1,508 votes.

The Delhi High Court, in its order on September 6, had stayed the declaration of the results till September 27 after petitions were filed by JNU students Anshuman Dubey and Amit Kumar Dwivedi. One petition contended that the University election committee has reduced the number of councillor seats from 55 to 46, while the second challenged the rejection of nomination for the position of councillor. It contended that the seat reduction is against the recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee, which states that each college/school/department has to have representation in the student body.

During September 16 hearing, the court allowed the results to be declared. The voter turnout was 67.9 per cent, believed to be the highest in seven years. 

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