New Delhi ABVP, the student’s body linked to the ruling BJP, has won three of the top posts of the Delhi University Students’ Union but ceded one position to the Congress’s student wing NSUI.
Elections of the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) and members of Central Council, the most keenly contested students’ polls in the country, were held yesterday.
Over 36 per cent of students exercised their franchise in the keenly contested polls with the voting percentage recording a dip of over 7 per cent from last year’s overall turnout of 43.3 per cent.
The students council elections also took place in 44 colleges where Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) won the five-member panels in 33 colleges while the BJP’s student wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parsihad (ABVP) emerged victorious in 11 colleges.
While DUSU is the representative body of the students from most colleges and faculties of the varsity, colleges have their individual students’ councils.
According to a senior police official, the polling went off peacefully and no incidents of violence were reported.
While four colleges didn’t conduct their students’ union polls, many students kept away from the DUSU central panel polls.