Sunday, September 11th, 2016

JNU polls result: Left alliance bags all four seats

Narada Desk | September 11, 2016 7:15 am Print
Mohit Pandey has been elected as new president of JNUSU

The left alliance on Saturday evening won all four posts in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) election. The AISA-SFI combine have won won all four posts. The result came late on Saturday.

Mohit Pandey has been elected as new president of JNUSU, Amal P.P. the vice-president, Tabrez Hasan is the joint secretary and the Shantarupa Chakraborty is the general secretary.

 The BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) were far behind in all four posts, the sources said.

The SFI, affiliated to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)), and the AISA, the student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (CPI(ML)), formed an alliance to fight the elections.

This was the first student election in the campus since the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar — of the CPI-backed All India Students Federation — on charges of sedition after a group of students allegedly raised anti-India slogans at an event in February.

This was the first student election in the campus since the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar — of the CPI-backed All India Students Federation — on charges of sedition after a group of students allegedly raised anti-India slogans at an event in February.

The elections held on Friday saw a good voter turnout of 60 per cent, significantly higher than the last two years. More than 5,000 votes were polled.

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