Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh Sept. 03 : Punjab University Students Union – PUSU, swiped three out of four positions in this years Punjab University Elections, whose results were declared today evening. Much before the results were officially declared, the supporters of PUSU started to celebrate the Big Win as they were quite confident to Win the elections. Students got together at Students Center, a get together cum eating joint in Punjab University, popularly known as Stu-C among the PU’iets, where they danced to the Dhol Beats and Bhangra was witnessed as students applied colors to each other to celebrate the win of PUSU.
There were sixteen candidates in fray, four each for the office of, President, Vice President, Secretary & Joint Secretary. For the post of President, the tussle was between Gurvindervir Singh Aulakh of PUSU and Mohit Taneja of SOPU, out of which Gurvindervir Singh Aulakh found himself 171 votes better than that of Mohit. Gurvinder polled 3182 votes as that of Mohit who polled 3011 votes.
For the race of Vice President, the tussle was between Girl Candidates Vibha of PUSU and Bhavika Sharma of ABVP, out of which Vibha of PUSU won by 152 votes. Vibha polled 3261 whereas Bhavika polled 3109 votes.
The post of Secretary was won by Akhil Bansal of ABVP, the only post which went out of PUSU, who polled 3240 votes as compared to that of Dharminder, who polled 3211, winning by narrowest margin of 29 votes.
The last and the final seat of Joint Secretary was also bagged by PUSU, whose Subhash Chander defeated Jagjot Singh by a margin of 154 votes, where Subhash polled 3313 and Jagjot polled 3159 votes.
The post of President saw the highest vote difference margin i.e. 171 votes and post of Joint Secretary saw the highest number of votes polled i.e. 3313 votes.
When talked about the agenda of the winning candidates, Gurvindervir Singh Aulakh (President) emphasized on the Students Welfare and assured of to get the demand of Gurudwara to be constructed inside the premises of PU, whereas the first timers like ABVP’s Akhil Bansal (Secretary), student of M.Pharma FY, an opposition leader, insisted on carrying on the senate with hand in hand and neck to neck with the PUSU President, to give full support as far as student welfare is concerned. Same were the ideas of VP Vibha and J Secretary Subhash, a Dental Department finalist, who want to do lots of work for Students welfare, fight for students rights, become a mediator between students and management so that things could be sorted out easily and fairly.
The day ended with fair and true elections in spite of a small hic up in the form of a brawl which broke out between the two rival groups of SOPU and INSUI, whose supporters found it difficult to digest the defeat in 2010 PU Elections. The intervention of PU teachers, staff and local Police officers, who did not let the brawl take an ugly turn, leading to peaceful end of the day.