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DUSU polls: Less than half morning college students turn up to vote

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Less than half of the students of morning colleges of the University cast their ballots on Wednesday to elect their representatives in the student union for next one year.

The polling was conducted for morning colleges in both North and South Campus colleges between 8.30 a.m and 1 p.m, while polling for evening colleges started at 3 p.m and continued till 7.30 p.m.

"Everything remained peaceful in the first round of voting. There was no incident of any EVM glitch anywhere," told IANS.

The total voting percentage for morning colleges -- which form bulk of the 58 colleges affiliated with the University (DUSU) where polling happened -- was 43.87 per cent, according to the

In all, over 450 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were used for colleges in both campuses for students to cast their ballot. The voting percentage for the evening colleges could not be ascertained since the EVMs were still coming to the counting centre from various locations until late in the evening.

After a poor performance in 2015, the student wing of (AAP), Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), has joined the fray this year by partnering with leftist group All Students' Association (AISA), affiliated with CPI-Marxist-Leninist.

The other two strong groups in contention for the four central panel posts of President, Vice President, are the Congress-backed National of (NSUI) and the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

Although there are several contenders, and of NSUI and ABVP, respectively, are betted to be the strongest ones for the post of The two groups have in the past also kept the four posts between them.

Abhigyan, a Political Science student, is the from the CYSS-AISA alliance.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 23:20 IST
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