DUSU Elections 2018 highlights: As many as 1.35 lakh students voted to decide the fate of 23 candidates in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls.
As many as 1.35 lakh students voted to decide the fate of 23 candidates in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections on Wednesday.
Around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were installed in 52 centres. The polling in the morning colleges commenced at 8 am and ended at 1:30 pm, while in evening colleges, the voting was held between 3 pm and 7.30 pm.
The DUSU election 2018 results will be announced on September 13. Last year, the polls saw a 43-per cent voter turnout.
Ankiv Baisoya, 23, is ABVP’s presidential candidate and Shakti Singh, 23, is its vice-presidential candidate.
NSUI has fielded Sunny Chillar, 21 and Leena, 23, post of president and vice-president.
The AISA-CYSS alliance has fielded Abhigyan, 18 for the post of president and Ankshika, 17, for the post of vice-president
Here are the highlights:
Students who voted in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls on Wednesday said the results will help political parties gauge the mood of young voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Prakhar Yadav, a second year student of BA (Hons) in Hindi at Hansraj College, said the results of the DUSU polls will indicate which side the young voter is supporting and will help political parties prepare accordingly.
Prerna Bhardwaj, a second year student of BA (Hons) in Political Science at Kirori Mal College, said, “The Delhi University has students coming from across India. There can be no better way than this to know what the young India wants. In a way, the election results will be an indicator as to what the young voter of India wants.”
Ramjas College in North campus recorded a voter turnout of 50.5 % .
Deshbandu College: 44% voter turnout
The counting process of Delhi University Student Union elections will be commenced tomorrow at 8 am. Last year, the polls saw a 43-per cent voter turnout.
48% voter turn out recorded in Zakir Hussain college in morning classes.
Voting begins for evening classes, will continue till 7:30pm
Polling still on in Vivekananda College. The voting there had started after almost two hours from the scheduled time because of a delay in arrival of EVMs
Senior faculty members have been posted as observers at the centres and around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed
ARSD - 51 percent
Rajdhani College - 51.92 percent
Venkateswara college - 50 percent
Aryabhatta College - 43.9 percent
Gates at the polling stations have been closed, those still inside the rooms are being allowed to vote.
The polling for the evening classes will begin from 3pm till 7:30pm.
34% voter turnout was recorded till 11:30 as per latest data.
The polling for DUSU elections in morning colleges have entered the last hour, with voting scheduled to close at 1:30pm.
A group of students at Hindu college have come out to vote hoping political groups will help DU to get “Institution of Eminence” tag.
Voting turn out is low. Election committee says it will announce the final turn out in the evening.
Delhi police detains some members of political student groups for canvassing outside the polling booths. Members of both are distributing pamphlets among voters
Around 700 policemen have been deployed in North Campus.
While the NSUI has promised the “Institute of Eminence” tag for Delhi University and thalis for Rs 10, the ABVP has promised to spend 50 per cent of the union’s budget on women and social justice-related activities, along with a special attention to promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines on college campuses.
Around 50 policemen deployed outside Zakir Hussain college as the polling is underway in DUSU elections.
As many as 1.35 lakh students will decide the fate of 23 candidates in the DUSU polls.
Around 18% voter turn out was recorded in the early hours of polling.
Delhi Police has issued an advisory stating that strict action will be taken against any caste-based vote appeal or any gesture that may hurt feelings of any community.
Polling in evening colleges will be held between 3 pm and 7.30 pm.
Around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed in 52 centres.
The voting has started at the Delhi University and affiliated colleges for the student body polls. The polling for morning classes continue until 1.30 pm today, and the counting will take place on 13 September.
- Shakti Singh (ABVP)
- Leena (NSUI
- Anshika (AISA-CYSS)