The election to Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) was underway today with a "good" turnout being reported in the morning colleges. According to DUSU election committee, a large number of students turned out to vote since 10 am in the 40 morning colleges.
Polling ended at 2 pm in these colleges. Voting in evening colleges commenced at 3 pm and will continue till 7.30 pm. The exact turnout would be known by late evening. "We received calls from various colleges about a good number of students turning out to vote," said Chief Election Officer S B Babbar. The election committee has deployed a total of 248 EVMs in all 40 morning colleges. Voting at Shahid Bhagat Singh College started half an hour late in the morning due to some technical glitch in the EVMs. The RSS' student wing ABVP, the Congress' NSUI and left wing outfits were seen making last minute efforts to garner votes for their candidates. The main contestants for the DUSU presidential post are ABVP's Rajat Choudhary, NSUI's Rocky Tusheed, AISA's Parul Chauha, independent candidate Raja Choudury and independent Alka. According to sources, there was around 14 per cent polling in Aryabhatta College, 45 per cent in Shraddhanand College and 557 voted out of 1,594 in Bhagini Nivedita College. In Aditi Mahavidyalaya, out of 2,300 students, 690 voted. The counting will be held tomorrow at around 8.30 am. Last year, the ABVP had bagged three posts while NSUI made a comeback, winning the post of Joint Secretary.
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