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DUSU Elections 2018 Polls Begin: Only 5 Women Candidates From Total 23

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| September 12 , 2018 , 12:51 IST

The voting for the Delhi University Students Union began on Wednesday. The voting commenced at 8:00 AM and would continue till 7:30 in the evening.

The students of Delhi University will elect the President, Vice President and Joint Secretary for their respective colleges. The counting and announcement of results will take place on Thursday (September 13). The voting process for morning colleges will be conducted from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and for evening colleges will be held from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Both NSUI and ABVP were heard canvassing on the issue of women's security on campus. However, the representation of women in student's body continues to be low. This time too, out of the 23 candidates, only five are women.

ndian National Students' organisation candidate Preeti Chauhan is the only woman nominated for the post of DUSU president this year.

ABVP has promised to fight for 'same fee for same course' throughout the university and for increasing the scholarship amount meant for weaker sections, if it wins the Delhi University students polls.

AbVp has fielded Ankiv Baisoya for President, Shakti Singh for Vice President, Sudhir for Secretary and Jyoti Choudhary for Joint Secretary.

 Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has promised to spend half of the union's budget on women and social justice-related activities, along with a special attention to promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines on college campuses.

The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) student wing, the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), and left-wing students' outfit All India Students Association (AISA) are jointly contesting the DUSU polls. It has promised to ensure installation of CCTV cameras, setting up of police booths on campus, ending the "culture of hooliganism" and opposing commercialisation of education.

NSUI has fielded Sunny Chhillar for President, Leena for Vice President, Aakash Choudhary for Secretary and Saurabh Yadav for Joint Secretary.

The Delhi Police has issued an advisory stating that strict action will be taken against all those who are found influencing voters in an anlawful way. Women constables of the Delhi Police have been deployed outside the South Campus to control any situation that may involve tackling a crowd of female students.