New Delhi, 15th September- The polling for Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) election is over now and through the authentic source it is said that around 67.8% of the total students participated in the whole process of election conducted for the four central posts which are President, Vice-President, General Secretary, and Joint Secretary along with the representatives in various departments affiliated with the first team. The counting for the verdict has been started from Friday and it will be declared on Sunday. Additionally, major students’ organizations including SFI, AISF, and AISA (Left Alliance) and BAPSA, NSUI, ABVP competed for the JNUSU election.
As per the report, there was total number of 7,644 voters out of which 5,185 students voted in the polls and among those, 1,764 votes were from the School of Languages merely. Furthermore, previous year, all the posts were taken by the candidates of Left Alliance whereas BAPSA was at the second position as it as claims scheduled caste and minority politics. However, after completion of the polling for JNUSU election, everyone is waiting for the verdict to come.
The polling of JNUSU was held in two phases wherein the first phase commenced at 9:30 am and continued until 1:30 pm and the next phase i.e. Phase 2 started at 2:30 pm and terminated at 5:30 pm. However, this year, the student’s parties such as All India Student’s Federation (AISF), Student’s Federation of India (SFI), All India Student’s Association (AISA), and Democratic Students’ Federation (DSF) formed United-Left coalition whereas, on the other hand, parties like Akhil Bharartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) which is a student wing of RSS, Birsa Ambedkar Phule Student Association (BAPSA), and National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) , student wing of Congress parties are the main contenders in JNUSU election.
Now, moving towards the contenders in JNUSU election, N Sai Balaji, a student of the School of International Studies and a member of All India Students’ Association (ASIA) was countered by United-Left alliance for the president’s post.
Moreover, for the post of Vice-President, a student of the School of Social Sciences namely Sarika Chaudhary stood from Democratic Students’ Federation’s (DSF) party and from the same department and party, Aejaz Ahmad Rather contested for the post of General Secretary.
Another party from Left Alliance i.e. All India Students’ Federation’s (AISF) Amutha Jayadeep, a student of the School of Social Sciences contested for the post of joint secretary.
However, coming next to the main contender, a student belonging to the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Vikas Yadav of School of International Studies department stood in opposition for the President’s post and Lijy K Babu of Life Sciences Department has contested for the designation of Vice-President. Similarly, for the post of secretary, Md, Mofizul Alam and that for Joint Secretary, Ngurang Reena, a student of School of International Studies competed.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student wing of RSS acknowledged Lalit Pandey for the president’s post, Geetashri Boruah for the vice-president’s post, Ganesh Gurjar for the post of general secretary, and Venkat Choubey for joint secretary’s post.
Apart from the usual campaigning procedure, JNUSU polls are also known for their presidential debate which was conducted on Wednesday. The contender for the presidential post also addressed the questions asked by the spectators after the completion of debate session as the Presidential debate is considered to be a deciding factor in the elections.