Chandigarh October 3, 2016 : Dayal Partap Singh Randhawa, Prabhjit Singh, Sandeep Kumar, Satish Kumar, Varinder Singh, Raghbir Dyal, Mukesh Kumar Arora, Balbir Chand Josan, Sandeep Singh, Sanjeev Kumar Bandlish, Rabinder Nath Sharma, Jarnail Singh, Harjodh Singh, Naresh Gaur and Raj Kumar Mahajan have been elected to the Panjab University (PU) senate from the registered graduate constituency.
The results were declared by PU Registrar cum Returning Officer Col. G.S. Chadha (Retd.). As many as 62,281 voters have cast their votes for the registered constituency out of the 3.26 lakh total voters. 53,998 votes were found valid for which quota of 3375 was decided. The quota was approximately one percent of the total votes and 6.25 percent of the valid votes. Five candidates namely Dayal Partap Singh Randhawa, Prabhjit Singh, Sandeep Kumar, Satish Kumar, Varinder Singh cleared the quota.
Balbir Chand Josan won from the Chandigarh constituency by securing highest 3,086 first count vote among Chandigarh candidates. Satish Kumar (who got highest votes and cleared quota) and Mukesh Kumar Arora won from the Punjab constituency by securing 3766 and 3213 votes in first count.
After 38 count, candidates namely Raghbir Dyal (3363 votes), Sandeep Singh (3073 votes), Sanjeev Kumar Bandlish (2976 votes), Rabinder Nath Sharma (2879 votes), Jarnail Singh (2754 votes), Harjodh Singh (2581 votes), Naresh Gaur (2575 votes) and Raj Kumar Mahajan (2347 votes) were declared winners. The last winner candidate secured around 0.7 percent votes of the total number of votes and 4.3 percent of valid votes.