NEW DELHI: Thousands of understudies on Friday voted to choose new understudy unions in Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the national capital.
While Delhi University saw a respectable voter turnout, JNU’s voting rate was an indent higher at 55 for every penny.
The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) results will be proclaimed on Saturday and those of the JNU are required to be announced on Monday.
In excess of one lakh understudies were qualified to vote in these races.
For DUSU, seven hopefuls were in the conflict for the post of president, 32 for VP, 41 for secretary and 34 for joint secretary.
Energetic understudies remained outside every school in an offer to charm voters at the eleventh hour.
The DUSU fight is principally between the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the understudy wing of the Congress, and the BJP-subsidiary Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
In the last race, ABVP packed away the posts of president, VP and joint secretary while the post of secretary was won by the NSUI.
The principle issues in Delhi University were lodging convenience and security of northeast understudies.
JNU utilized vote papers with the alternative of None Of The Above (NOTA) shockingly.
There were seven hopefuls for the post of president, five for VP, and five each for general secretary and joint secretary.
The JNU facilities was buzzing with sloganeering, singing and moving as every understudy association attempted to get the consideration of the voters.
The college has been a fortification of the Left. A year ago, the All India Students Association (AISA), subsidiary to the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist, packed away each of the four posts.
Other Left gatherings in the brawl are the Students Federation of India (SFI) and the recently shaped Left Progressive Front (LPF), an union between the Democratic Students Federation (DSF) – breakaway from SFI – and the All India Students Federation (AISF).
“Our backing is for AISA as they have constantly helped the understudies when we had issues,” Mukul Kareya, a M.sc. understudy from the School of Biotechnology, told IANS.
The main issues in JNU were women’s safety, hostel accommodation, Wi-Fi connections and medical health centres.