‚ÄúA vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.‚Äù
After sweeping all four posts for two consecutive years,the BJP-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) lost one seat in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections this year, the results of which were declared today morning.
ABVP has won the posts of President,Vice-president and Secretary of the students union,popularly known as DUSU. NSUI won the post of Joint Secretary.
The winners are Amit Tanwar (President),Priyanka Chawri (Vice President),Ankit Sangwan (Secretary), all of whom are from the ABVP. Mohit Sangwan from NSUI was elected as joint secretary.¬†Tanwar, a first year MA Hindi student of PGDAV college, has been an active member of ABVP for the last four years.
This year, CYSS – the students wing of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) – pulled out of the elections as they failed to win a single post last year. The AISA,too,saw no winners.
The elections this year had a considerable number of women,with four of the seven candidates for the president‚Äôs post being women.Three of the five candidates vying for the vice-president‚Äôs post were also women.
Voter turnout was reported to have dipped this year.With 43.62%, 43% and 43.3% in 2013, 2014 and 2015,respectively,the turnout dipped to 36% this year.The dip was witnessed¬†especially among the North Campus colleges.There was a waning interest for the elections among students in colleges like Ramjas and Hindu.
The voting for the elections took place in two phases on Friday across 117 booths.Approximately,1,23, 241 voters were eligible to cast their vote across 51 colleges of the university to elect their representatives.