Independent candidate elected DUSU president

September 5th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Sep 5 (ANI): An independent candidate, Manoj Chaudhury of the Department of Buddhist Studies won the president’s post of the Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) elections on Saturday.

After a gap of 18 years an independent candidate is becoming the president of DUSU. In 1991 Rajiv Goswami won the DUSU presidentship being an independent candidate riding the anti - Mandal wave.

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s nominee (ABVP) Kirti Vadhera of Miranda House bagged the Vice President’s post.

The National Students Union of India’s (NSUI) Ashradeep Kaur of Campus Law Centre won the post of Secretary, while Samajwadi Chatra Sabha’s Anupriya Tyagi of Hansraj College bagged the post of Joint Secretary.

The Samajawadi Chatra Sabha (SCS), the student’s wing of Samajwadi Party has opened its account in the varsity body by winning the post of Joint Secretary.

Earlier, during the run up to the DUSU polls, both the major student wings the NSUI and the ABVP, had received a jolt as the nominations of three candidates each from both the outfits were rejected by the University election authorities for violating rules laid by the Lingdoh Commission.

A total of 29 candidates were in fray for the four DUSU posts of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Joint Secretary.

Nearly 30,500 of the total around 88,000 students voted in the polls. Chief Election Officer Gurmeet Singh said it was one of the cleanest and well-organised polls.

Increased security arrangements were made this time to conduct smooth and violence-free elections. About 750 electronic voting machines (EVM) were used for polls at 50 centres, he added. (ANI)

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