DUSU election 2019 results: RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has swept DUSU election 2019 winning three of four top seats. The Congress-backed National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has taken remaining one position. While the ABVP has won three – President, Vice-President and Joint Secretary posts, the NSUI has got the Secretary post in the results announced on Friday. Counting of votes, which was scheduled to begin at 8.30 am, had started after a delay of almost two hours as the candidates reached the counting centres late, PTI reported.
Only 39.90 per cent voting was recorded which was well below the 2018 figure of 44.46 per cent. In 2017, the overall voting percentage was 42.5 per cent. Voting was held on 52 polling centres put up at various colleges of Delhi University amid allegations of malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines from rival parties.
Total 16 candidates, including four women, were locked in an intense battle for the four DUSU positions. While RSS affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), fielded Akshit Dahiya for the post of president, Pradeep Tanwar for the vice president’s post, Yogit Rathee for the general secretary’s post and Shivangi Kherwal for the joint secretary post, Congress linked National Students Union of India (NSUI) fielded Chetna Tyagi for the president post.