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Left sweeps JNUSU polls, ABVP finishes way behind

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The alliance of four student groups on Sunday won all four top posts in the University Students Union (JNUSU) and declared that it was a victory for those who don't want 'Hindustan' to become a 'lynchistaan'.

After violence-marred counting process, the Left easily overcame the challenge of the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), leaving it way behind and triggering noisy celebrations in the sprawling campus.

The (BAPSA) trailed at the third position for the post of President, Vice and The National Students Union of (NSUI) was the third runner-up for the post of

The said the winners were (President), (Vice President), (General Secretary) and Amutha Jayadeep (Joint Secretary).

The Friday election drew 5,185 voters were cast, marking a 68 per sent turnout, a steep hike from last year's 58.69 per cent. Of these, 5,170 votes were counted as valid.

New Vice received the most votes -- 2,692. She defeated ABVP's Geeta Sri by 1,679 votes.

Balaji secured the highest winning margin for the President's post (1,189 votes), over ABVP's Lalit Pandey (972 votes).

Left's Rather and Jayadeep got 2,423 and 2,047 votes respectively, defeating ABVP's Ganesh (1,235 votes) and Venkat Chaubey (1,290 votes).

As the results became known, Left supporters in the traditional celebrated with slogans of "Lal Salam" and "Inquilab Zindabad". A victory march was taken out from

The is an alliance of the All Students Association (AISA), Students Federation of (SFI), Democratic Students Front (DSF) and All (AISF).

The President-elect belongs to AISA, the Vice is from DSF, the General Secretary's post went to SFI and Joint Secretary's post was grabbed by AISF.

Balaji called it a "victory for the students and the people of the country who are unitedly fighting this fascist government which is imposing anti-student and anti-people policies... It is a victory for those who don't want 'Hindustan' to become 'lynchistaan'."

Balaji blamed the ABVP for hooliganism in both and

"In DUSU election we saw how the ABVP Vice Presidential candidate was involved in a massive fight in And yesterday, we saw how the common students were attacked by the ABVP in

"They are trying to run away from issues like fee hike, fund cut..."



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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 19:40 IST