6 Sep :The BJP’s students wing made a dent in NSUI’s dominance in the Delhi University Students Union polls on Saturday, wresting the President’s post from the Congress’ student body which won the other three top slots.
Nupur Sharma of ABVP became the new President of DUSU while NSUI bagged the posts of Vice President, General Secretary and Joint Secretary, varsity election officials said after the counting of votes.
Sharma got 10, 345 votes while her rival Sonia Sapra of NSUI polled 8, 606 votes."I will rectify the wrongs done by NSUI during the last five years," Sharma said.Regarding the poor turn out of voters, she said the election system needs a change so that more students will take interest in exercising their franchise.
Manohar Naagar of NSUI was elected to the post of vice president while Amit Chaudhary won the General Secretary’s seat.Ashish Gehlot won the joint secretary’s post. They defeated the ABVP candidates.
Naagar polled 8,804 voted against his rival Vasu Rukhar who got 7,956 votes.Similarly, Chaudhary defeated Anupriya Yadav of ABVP by 664 votes while Gehlot won by a margin of about 4,000 votes.
Soon after the results were declared, both the camps took out victory processions.The winners were greeted by their supporters and sweets were distributed.
Congress student wing NSUI has been dominating the students union for the last five years and had clinched all the four top posts last year with Amrita Bahri winning the president’s slot.DDINEWS