• Rajasthan

    Cong 99
    BJP 73
    RLM 3
    OTH 24
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 115
    BJP 108
    BSP 2
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 68
    BJP 15
    JCC 7
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 95
    TDP-Cong 21
    BJP 1
    OTH 2
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

JNUSU election: Low turnout in 1st phase polling

By: | Published: September 8, 2017 6:02 PM

Polling for the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) election was held here today. Polling was held in two phases -- between 9.30 am and 1 pm, and 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

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Polling for the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) election was held here today. Polling was held in two phases — between 9.30 am and 1 pm, and 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm. The counting will begin later tonight. No official figure on voter turnout was immediately available.

According to sources, in most of the centres the voter turnout in the first phase was less than 25 per cent out of total number of voters of around 8,000. However, large queses formed outside polling centres as the second phase of voting began. Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been campaigning for AISF and its presidential candidate Aparajitha Raja, said that the turnout this year was very low because of various developments in the past two years. “It may be because of loss of confidence among students because of various things that had happened, including the Najeeb missing case and seat cuts, in the last two years. The outgoing JNUSU, despite fighting against right wing and seat cuts, were not able to get desired results,” Kumar said.

Seven candidates in the fray for the post of the student’s union president, which is currently held by the AISA in alliance with the SFI. Presidential candidates and their respective parties took out processions, raised slogans and distributed pamphlets among voters in their last-ditch efforts to garner votes.

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