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ABVP bags President, two other posts in DUSU polls

IANS  |  New Delhi 

(ABVP) wrenched three out of four seats, including that of the President, in (DUSU) polls, the results of which were announced late on Thursday.

ABVP's from the defeated of Shivaji College, hailing from Congress-affiliated (NSUI), by a margin of 1,724 votes.

A total of 20,467 votes were polled for Basoya, while Chhillar trailed behind at 18,743 votes.

Shakti Singh of defeated the closest candidate, of NSUI -- who also happened to be the only Dalit in the fray --, by a wide margin of 7,673 for the post of

The lone saving grace for NSUI was its post Akash Chaudhary, who defeated ABVP's Sudhir Dedha by a margin of over six thousand votes.

ABVP's grabbed the post of Joint Secretary, defeating NSUI's Saurabh Yadav, the closest second, by difference of just under five thousand votes.

The CYSS-AISA alliance failed to ruffle many feathers in its first outing together. It's -- fielded by CYSS which is affiliated with -- managed to get about eight thousand votes, less than half of up's tally.

The counting of votes -- which began around 10 a.m. -- was anything but smooth and faced a deadlock when NSUI demanded recounting after few hours of the beginning of the process raising the issue of glitch in few EVMs.

While the counting remained suspended for over four hours, the CYSS-AISA and raised slogans demanding the resumption of the counting process, which could only be done after 6 p.m.

"Apprehensions about EVM tampering are only valid when the victory margin is huge, while this is the not the case here, where vote gap is fairly close," the elect told reporters after her win was announced.

CYSS-AISA criticised the incidents of violence which marred the election campaign at places and demanded an inquiry into the EVM glitch.

"AISA-CYSS alliance was forged at the very last moment and we couldn't convert the immense support we received into votes. Yet, the way we fought this election has given a new dimension to students in DU.

"We demand a high-level judicial enquiry in the poll mismanagement and EVM malfunctioning," CYSS-AISA said in a statement after result.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 02:10 IST
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