DUSU elections result 2017 LIVE Updates: In a jolt for Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), National Students Union of India (NSUI) has made a stunning comeback by winning two posts, including the crucial Presidential one. NSUI has won the President post after four years. ABVP managed to bag two posts also. The counting of vote took place today in the Delhi University. Last year, while RSS-backed ABVP had won the post of president, vice president and secretary, Congress’ students’ union NSUI was elected to the post of joint secretary.
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6:11 PM: Sonia Gandhi meets winning candidates from NSUI outside her residence, reports Zee 24 Kalak
5:50 PM: Today’s result a mojor jolt forABVP which had bagged three posts last year, says PTI.
5:31 PM: A total of 43 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections held yesterday, says PTI report.
5: 15 PM:
— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2017
5:03 PM: Had won 3 seats but recounting of votes shows ABVP’s unconstitutional face. Will go to judiciary: Congress leader Deepender Hooda says as per ANI.
4:40 PM: NSUI holds victory rally at North Campus of varsity.
4:20 pm: Take a look at Shashi Tharoor’s tweet
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 13, 2017
4:08 PM: Take a look at Gurmehar Kaur’s tweet
Congratulations to every DU student, you’ve reclaimed your university back. You’ve proved violence and hooliganism will not be tolerated!
— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) September 13, 2017
4:05 PM: We don’t accept this revised result. #NSUI won 3 seats not 2. This is manipulated by BJP. We are going to High court .@girishgoa #NSUIwinsDU, NSUI tweeted.
3:55 PM: Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) today made a comeback in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections, bagging two of the four crucial posts including that of the president’s.
3:50 PM: BJP-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which has a stronghold in DUSU, bagged two seats, that of the joint secretary and the general secretary.
3:45 PM: NSUI’s Rocky Tusheed won the president’s post by a margin of 1,590 votes, while the party’s Kunal Sehrawat defeated the ABVP candidate by 175 votes.
3:40 PM: ABVP’s Mahamedha Nagar defeated NSUI’s Minakshi Meena by 2,624 votes to win the post of secretary while party’s joint secretary candidate Uma Shankar defeated NSUI’s Avinash Yadav 342 votes.
3:35 PM: A total of 43 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the DUSU elections held yesterday.
3:30 PM: Last year, the ABVP bagged three posts while the NSUI won the post of joint secretary.
3:16 pm: We’ll definitely fight for transparency in DUSU results & not let RSS to take over the student’s mandate, NSUI tweeted.
3:13 PM: In the name of recounting @HRDMinistry & RSS pressuring DU administration to manipulate the results, we’ll not let this happen, NSUI tweeted.
2:45 PM: WATCH- Congress’ students union NSUI celebrate after making a strong comeback
Delhi University students celebrate after Congress student wing, NSUI wins the President’s post in the DUSU polls pic.twitter.com/Mzhk7Wd1BD
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) September 13, 2017
2:30 PM: Take a look at AICC General Secretary C.P. Joshi’s tweet
— Dr. C.P. Joshi (@drcpjoshi) September 13, 2017
2:16 PM: Finally this victory belongs to evry NSUI activist who hv worked tirelessly in DU,specially our mentors @girishgoa,@guptar &@Fairoz_JK, NSUI said.
2:13 PM: Also this mandate shows that students throughout the country have rejected the poisonous & divisive ideology of RSS, NSUI said.
2:11 PM: This mandate is a clear indication that student fraternity have restored their faith in @INCIndia & our beloved leader Sh.@OfficeOfRG, NSUI tweeted.
2:08 PM: A major comeback for us in the DUSU 201, students of DU have given us a huge responsibility to fight for their rights, NSUI tweeted.
2:06 pm: Take a look at the tweet of President of Mumbai Congress Committee Sanjay Nirupam
— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) September 13, 2017
1:45 PM: In a massive setback for ABVP, NSUI has won President Post in Delhi University. Notably, RSS-backed students’ organization wins Secretary post, according to ANI report.
1:42 PM: Meanwhile, Raja Choudhary, a presidential candidate in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections, had to campaign with security.
1:40 PM: Choudhary, an independent candidate contesting the polls, had a Delhi Police constable assigned to him.
1:37 PM: He has been given security following his complaint to the police and the chief election commissioner, in which he alleged that he was beaten up and threatened by the ABVP’s presidential candidate, Rajat Choudhary.
1:34 PM: Raja had alleged that Rajat also offered him money to withdraw his nomination.
1:30 pm: Raja’s nomination had initially been removed by the CEC but was added to the list later.
1:22 PM: Watch this video
1:17 PM: Close contest in Delhi University Students’ Union. ABVP is leading on Vice President and Secretary posts; NSUI is ahead on President and Joint Secretary posts.
1:03 PM: The main contestants for the DUSU presidential post are ABVP’s Rajat Choudhary, NSUI’s Rocky Tusheed, AISA’s Parul Chauha, independent candidates Raja Choudury and Alka.
12:58 PM: The process is being video-recorded. There were 126 ballot boxes for the DUSU panel and eight were taken for counting in each round.
12:53 PM: An initial indication about a candidate leading for a position can be ascertained only after at least 50 per cent of the votes is counted, said an observer. The final results were expected by 4 pm this evening.
12:48 PM: Representatives of major students political outfits were present outside the counting centre. A total of 43 per cent turnout was recorded in the DUSU elections held yesterday.
12:43 pm: Last year, the ABVP bagged three posts while NSUI made a comeback, winning the post of joint secretary.
12:38 pm: After six rounds of counting, RSS-backed ABVP has maintained a sound lead over nearest rival Congress’ NSUI.
11:35 AM: Counting of votes for DUSU elections was underway at a community hall near Kingsway Camp here today amid tight security.
11:30 AM: The main contestants for the DUSU presidential post are ABVP’s Rajat Choudhary, NSUI’s Rocky Tusheed, AISA’s Parul Chauha, independent candidate Raja Choudury and independent Alka.
11:25 am: Representatives of major students political outfits were among those present outside counting centre.
11:20 AM: Last year, Priyanka and Ankit Singh of ABVP were elected as vice president and secretary respectively.
11:15 am: Last year NSUI candidate Mohit Garid won the contest for the Joint Secretary’s post, preventing an ABVP hat-trick. The RSS’ student body had bagged all the four seats in the DUSU polls last year as well as in 2014.
10:45 AM: ABVP’s Amit Tanwar was elected the new president of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU), defeating NSUI candidate Nikhil Yadav by a margin of 4,680 votes.
10:40 AM: Last year, RSS’ student outfit ABVP had continued its dominance in the DUSU polls, bagging three seats and describing the thumping victory as the “triumph of nationalism”,
10:35 AM: The order came after the university contended that partial counting of votes would not be possible as the polls were being conducted through electronic voting machine (EVM) which consists of a single control unit.
10:30 AM: The court however said the poll outcome will be subject to its final decision in the pending petition of Tuseed who has challenged the University Election Commission’s order rejecting his nomination for the polls.
10:25 AM: “The result for the post of the President be declared as per schedule. The outcome of the election result will be subject to the outcome of this main petition,” Justice Indermeet Kaur said.
10:20 AM: The high court had in an interim order on September 8 allowed Tuseed to contest the DUSU elections while setting aside the September 7 order of DU Chief Election Officer.
10:15 AM: The High Court’s order came on a plea by the University seeking modification of its September 8 interim order by which it had allowed National Students Union of India (NSUI) presidential candidate Rocky Tuseed to contest the election but directed the varsity not to declare the results for the post of the President.
10:10 AM: The Delhi High Court had given a go-ahead to the Delhi University to declare the results for the post of President in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) election which was held yesterday.
10:05 AM: The election committee had deployed a total of 248 EVMs in all 40 morning colleges.
10:00 AM: Voting at Shahid Bhagat Singh College started half an hour late in the morning due to some technical glitch in the EVMs.
9:55 AM: The RSS’ student wing ABVP, the Congress’ NSUI and left wing outfits were seen making last minute efforts to garner votes for their candidates.
9:50 am: The main contestants for the DUSU presidential post are ABVP’s Rajat Choudhary, NSUI’s Rocky Tusheed, AISA’s Parul Chauha, independent candidate Raja Choudury and independent Alka.
9:45 AM: According to sources, there was around 14 per cent polling in Aryabhatta College, 45 per cent in Shraddhanand College and 557 voted out of 1,594 in Bhagini Nivedita College.In Aditi Mahavidyalaya, out of 2,300 students, 690 voted.
9:40 AM: This election took place days after the united-Left alliance retained all four seats in the JNU students union election, defeating the RSS-backed ABVP by a considerable margin. Congress’s students’ organization National Students Union of India (NSUI) is hoping to give a tough competition to ABVP this year too.
9:35 AM: The high court also pulled up the Delhi Police for not taking action or arresting the violators for the offence of defacing public properties which attracts a maximum jail term of 10 years. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the offence was cognisable and liable to be punished and a strong message should go so that the violators learn a lesson.
9:30 AM: The court also had issued show cause notice to over 10 candidates of various parties, including RSS-backed ABVP and Congress-backed NSUI, and asked them to explain why action should not be taken against them for allegedly defacing public property by pasting advertisements and putting banners.
9:25 AM: It asked the Election Commission to ensure that notice is served to the candidates. Among others, the court issued show cause notice to NSUI’s presidential candidate Rocky Tuseed and ABVP’s Ankit Basoya and Mahamedha Nagar and listed the matter for hearing on September 20.
9:15 am: During the hearing, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation told the court that they have removed the banners. This, however, did not impress the bench which asked the corporations what action they have taken against the violators and how many have been arrested.
9:05 AM: The police said they have lodged 33 FIRs in this regard and issued direction that any illegal defacement of properties will be dealt with heavy hands. The court, however, asked “How many have been arrested? Can’t you identify the people? Whose posters are they? Under which sections FIRs have been lodged? We had asked you to take action. What have you done?”
8:55 AM: NSUI has fielded Rocky Tuseed for president’s post, Kunal Sehrawat for the post of vice-president, Meenakshi Meena for Secretary and Avinash Yadav for Joint Secretary.
8:45 AM: ABVP has fielded Rajat Choudhary for the post of the President, Parth Rana for Vice President, Mahamedha for the post of General Secretary and Uma Shankar Joint Secretary.
8:35 AM: Time Schedule- Students enrolled for the regular – day classes – cast their votes from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm yesterday. The evening classes students had exercised franchise from 3.00 pm to 7.30 pm on Tuesday.
8:25 AM: According to professors tracking the polls, far flung colleges under the central varsity recorded a poor turnout, whereas campus colleges exhibited a relatively higher voter turnout.
8:15 AM: In the college unions polling, which took place simultaneously with the DUSU polls, Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won all the top positions – president, vice president, secretary and joint secretary – in Laxmi Bai College, Vivekananda College and Shri Venkateshwara College.
8:05 AM: The students’ outfit also won top two positions in SGTB Khalsa College, Zakir Hussain College (Morning), Bhagini Nivdita College (BNC) among others.
7:55 AM: Bigwigs like NSUI and ABVP flooded the streets with pamphlets near Satyawati College. NSUI supporters were seen campaigning for their presidential candidate Rocky Tusheed with loud music systems blaring ‘We love We Love Rocky’.
7:45 AM: The left-affliated AISA also distributed pamphlets to students.
7:35 AM: A total of 43 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections yesterday, according to reports.
7:30 AM: “The morning colleges of the varsity recorded voter turnout of 45.3 percentage. The consolidated figure will be revealed after the final tally,” S B Babbar, DUSU Chief Election Officer, said.