DUSU Election Results 2017 highlights: NSUI cries foul; election officer denies tampering accusations

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DUSU Election Results 2017 highlights: NSUI cries foul; election officer denies tampering accusations
  • 17:59 (IST)

    Sonia Gandhi meets winning NSUI candidates

  • 17:58 (IST)

    Watch: Fairoz Khan says the youth stands with Rahul Gandhi

    National president of NSUI Fairoz Khan talked to Firstpost after the NSUI win in DUSU elections and said that the result proves the youth is standing with Rahul Gandhi

  • 17:46 (IST)

    Congress workers celebrate NSUI win outside 10, Janpath

  • 17:38 (IST)

    Delhi University colluded with BJP to declare ABVP victorious, alleges Congress

  • 17:25 (IST)

    In Pictures: Supporters of NSUI celebrate outside 10, Janpath

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    17:15 (IST)

    In North Campus, student bodies kick Swachh Bharat Abhiyan out of the window

    Firstpost asked both the NSUI and ABVP candidates about the excessive use of paper while campaigning. ABVP's presidential candidate Rajat Choudhary said that the NSUI had put up more posters and then moved on to other issues his party is focusing on – metro fair, lack of hostels and women's safety at night.

    We also asked Avinash Yadav of the NSUI, who is contesting for the post of joint secretary, about the environment and he immediately reacted by saying that the ABVP has made the university's environment violent and volatile.

    Read the entire article here

  • 17:14 (IST)

    Recounting of votes shows ABVP's unconstitutional face: Congress

  • 17:10 (IST)

    Chief election officer rejects NSUI's demands of tampering

    Chief Election Officer SB Babbar, however, said there were no lapses in the counting as "DU is the only university which uses EVMs". "He (Avinash Yadav) is crying foul because he lost with a close margin. And as for lapses in video, they were no longer than a couple of seconds."

    "There were no ABVP leaders inside, nor from NSUI, only the candidates," Babbar told IANS.

  • 17:06 (IST)

    Watch: Celebrations outside 10, Janpath

  • 17:02 (IST)

    In Picture: Posters and papers strewn on the roads after the result

  • 17:01 (IST)

    ABVP leaders present inside counting area, alleges NSUI

    "We will approach the grievance cell now for the recounting," NSUI's Avinash Yadav, who lost the joint secretary seat to the RSS-affiliated ABVP by 342 votes, told IANS.

    He said senior ABVP leaders were present inside during the counting area and the screen showing the video of the counting process "went blank for as long as 30 seconds pointing to some irregularities".

  • 16:56 (IST)

    NSUI alleges tampering of DUSU results

    The NSUI alleged that the DUSU results were tampered with due to the "personal intervention" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah and threatened to go to court over the issue.

    AICC secretary in charge of NSUI Girish Chodankar told IANS that the Congress' students wing, National Students Union of India (NSUI), had won three of the four seats, including president, vice president and joint secretary. But the ABVP was subsequently declared victorious in the Joint Secretary seat.

    "We had won three seats, but there was manipulation subsequently following the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, after which the results were tampered.

  • 16:44 (IST)

    Watch: Firstpost speaks to NSUI members after the win

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Watch: NSUI's victory rally at Arts Faculty

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    16:34 (IST)

    Students have lost interest in DU politics after facing threats, bribes for votes

    Firstpost spoke to a group of students from Kirori Mal College (KMC) in North Campus who explained why they’re totally disenchanted with DUSU, which, they feel, is nothing but political gimmickry.

    “One guy contested from our college as an independent candidate and he was beaten up. We cannot contest if we want to just look around, politics is dirty and scary. They come in big cars and raid our classrooms and classes are disrupted. There is screaming and shouting but we still don’t know what the manifestos are about,” revealed a student of Science Stream at KMC.

    Read the entire article here

  • 16:30 (IST)

    NSUI rejects revised results, claims it won three seats: Reports

  • 16:21 (IST)

    Gurmehar Kaur congratulates NSUI

  • 16:08 (IST)

    Here's a look at the winning candidates

    Rocky Tuseed: DUSU President (NSUI)

    Kunal Sehrawat: Vice President (NSUI)

    Mahamedhaa Nagar: Secretary (ABVP)

    Uma Shankar: Joint Secretary (ABVP)

  • 16:07 (IST)

    Watch: ABVP and NSUI protesting in Delhi University

  • 16:01 (IST)

    'Bhupinder Singh Hooda helped NSUI win'

    Father of Rocky Tusseed, who won the president post, told The Quint that Bhupinder Hooda helped with the elections and also in the high court. Rocky Tuseed was debarred from contesting in the elections, after which he filed a petition in the high court.

  • 15:58 (IST)

    Sonia Gandhi likely to meet winning NSUI candidates at 5.30 pm today

  • 15:51 (IST)

    ABVP and NSUI protest over recounting

  • 15:51 (IST)

    NSUI vows to fight for transparency in DUSU

  • 15:45 (IST)

    Police deployed in huge numbers at Delhi University campus

    Police has been deployed in huge numbers at the campus as NSUI and ABVP members burn firecrackers and bang empty bottles. The police is trying to push them back and as of yet, no scuffled between the two groups has happened.

  • 15:39 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi congratulates NSUI on a 'stellar performance'

  • 15:35 (IST)

    Ruckus at Delhi University following demand for recounting

  • 15:35 (IST)

    ABVP washes its hands from NSUI's camera allegations

    National executive member of ABVP, Rajkumar Sharma, told Firstpost that it was the university's responsibilty to ensure the presence of cameras. He said this with respect to NSUI's allegations that there were no cameras at the centre.

  • 15:29 (IST)

    In Pictures: ABVP protests outside Committee Club

  • 15:27 (IST)

    War has just begun: NSUI media cell

    Laraib Ahmed from NSUI media cell told Firstpost that ABVP demanded a recount by jumping over the wall of the Committee Club building and he said that they will take the matter to the court because the war has just begun.

  • 15:16 (IST)

    Here's a look at previous DUSU elections

    The last time the NSUI swept the DUSU polls was ten years ago in 2007. Since then, it has mostly been a downward spiral, except for 2012 when it won three seats.

    In 2013, the ABVP won the posts of President, Vice President and Joint Secretary. The NSUI, on the other hand, won the Secretary post. In 2014, the ABVP performed better by sweeping all four seats for the first time in 18 years.

    The last time ABVP had managed this feat was in 1996, which was followed by a decade-long spell of NSUI dominance.

  • 15:14 (IST)

    Congress leaders send in their congratulations, call the mandate a 'wake up call for Modi'

  • 15:06 (IST)

    NOTA highly preferred among voters

    According to The Quint, out of the 44 percent voter turnout, a lot of students opted for NOTA (None of the above). For the post of the secretary, there was a total of 7891 NOTA votes, for the post of VC, 7684 NOTA votes were cast.

  • 14:59 (IST)

    NSUI claims HRD ministry is trying to manipulate results

  • 14:57 (IST)

    NSUI demands recounting for joint secretary, alleges cameras were switched off

    After the university declared a joint secretary for the ABVP, the NSUI asked for a recount, claiming that their candiate was ahead the entire time. They also claim that the cameras were switched off at the counting centre while the votes for secretary and joint secretary were being counted, CNN-News18 reported.

  • 14:52 (IST)

    Congratulations pour in for NSUI

  • 14:46 (IST)

    A look at the final tally:

    President: NSUI (16299), ABVP (14709)

    Vice-president: NSUI (16431), ABVP (16256)

    Secretary: ABVP (17156), NSUI (14532)

    Recounting is on for joint secretary post

  • 14:45 (IST)

    Congress comes out to congratulate NSUI for the big win

  • 14:45 (IST)

    Mandate reflective of restored faith in Congress: NSUI

    After the win, NSUI tweeted that the mandate is a clear indication that the student fraternity has restored their faith in Congress and rejected the poisonous and divisive ideology of RSS.

  • 14:43 (IST)

    ABVP and NSUI ask for recounting in the election

  • 14:42 (IST)

    Ahmed Patel congratulates NSUI for the win

  • 14:39 (IST)

    DU has given us the responsibility to fight for their rights: NSUI

  • 14:35 (IST)

    NSUI wins president and vice-president posts: ABVP wins secretary and joint secretary posts

  • 14:28 (IST)

    Twitter applauds NSUI

  • 14:21 (IST)

    Maharashtra Congress takes a dig at BJP for loss in DUSU polls

  • 14:18 (IST)

    Main contestants for DUSU presidential polls were: 
    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.
    At 11.30 am, the fifth round of counting out of an expected 16 rounds was underway. The process is being video-recorded.

  • 14:11 (IST)

    After six rounds, ABVP was in the lead

    News18 quoted sources that NSUI is ahead on three posts and ABVP is getting the secretary post. 

    After six rounds of counting, the ABVP had maintained a strong lead on all four seats. The RSS-backed student's unit had strengthened its leads in the President and Secretary seats. After round seven of counting, sources are saying NSUI has won the president's post

  • 13:58 (IST)

    NSUI ahead in all four seats

    NSUI is ahead in all four seats as the votes are being recounted for President and Joint secretary post.

  • 13:58 (IST)

  • 13:54 (IST)

    Celebrations break out in NSUI camp

    CNN-News18 reports that celebrations have already broken out in the NSUI camp as the counting goes into final stages. The

    Secretary seat, where ABVP is leading, seems to be up for grabs as the contest is quite close to call. If NSUI were to take all seats in DUSU, it would be a feat that the unit last achieved in 2007. Chants of "Aayi, Aayi NSUI" (here comes NSUI) reverberate in North Campus.

  • 13:48 (IST)

    NSUI wins President post: ABVP wins Secretary post

The counting of votes for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections began today at a community hall near Kingsway Camp here amid tight security. 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.

At 11.30 am, the fifth round of counting out of an expected 16 rounds was underway. The process is being video-recorded. There were 126 ballot boxes for the DUSU panel and eight were taken for counting in each round.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

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. 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.

Last year, the ABVP bagged three posts while NSUI made a comeback, winning the post of joint secretary.

Updated Date: Sep 13, 2017 18:12 PM

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