DUSU Polls 2018: ABVP Wins 3 Posts, NSUI Winning 1 Alleges Cheating In Results

| September 14 , 2018 , 08:16 IST

The results of the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections 2018 were declared on Thursday with RSS affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) candidates winning the posts of President, Vice President and Joint Secretary, while NSUI won the post of Secretary.

The Congress-backed National Students' Union of India's (NSUI) Aakash Choudary, who won the post of secretary, alleged that cheating took place on the other posts.

"There has been cheating on the other posts and we will fight against the unfair treatment meted out to us," Choudary said.

"Seven EVMs were not taken into consideration while counting and we want them to reveal the data of those EVMs," he said.

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After the final round of counting, ABVP's Ankiv Basoya was declared as the President of Delhi University Students Union with 20,467 votes, defeating NSUI's Sunny with the margin of 1,744 votes.

ABVP candidate Shakti Singh won the Vice-President seat with 23,046 votes while the NSUI candidate Akash Choudhary secured 20,198 votes and got the post of secretary. ABVP's Jyoti Choudhary won the post of Joint Secretary with 19,353 votes.

The new DUSU president Ankiv Basoya is a student of MA Buddhist Studies and has been associated with the ABVP since 2015.

"Our election manifesto said we would dedicate 50 per cent of the DUSU budget to women safety, so I will now work towards making the campus safer for women," he said.

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"Our party has worked for the welfare of students and we will continue to do so," Basoya added.

Meanwhile, the new vice president Shakti Singh, a national-level boxer, is a student of Law at DU's Faculty of Law.

"Since I am a sportsperson, I will work towards promoting sports culture in the university. We'd also mentioned about promoting sports in our manifesto. This win indicates the country's students are with the ABVP," he said.

The DUSU polls 2018 were conducted successfully on September 12, with a total voter turnout of 44.46 percent, from the 1.35 lakh voter electorate. Heavy police force deployment was also witnessed, with 700 personnel stationed in Delhi University's North campus and more than 500 deployed in the South campus.