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DUSU polls: NSUI makes comeback, wins president, VP posts; setback for ABVP

NSUI's Rocky Tusheed won the president's post by a margin of 1,590 votes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rocky Tusheed
Rocky Tusheed. Photo: Uttrakhand PYC twitter handle

Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Wednesday made a comeback in the Students Union (DUSU) elections, bagging two of the four crucial posts including that of the president's.

BJP-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which has a stronghold in DUSU, bagged two seats, that of the joint secretary and the general secretary.

NSUI's won the president's post by a margin of 1,590 votes, while the party's Kunal Sehrawat defeated the candidate by 175 votes.

ABVP's Mahamedha Nagar defeated NSUI's by 2,624 votes to win the post of secretary while party's joint secretary candidate Uma Shankar defeated NSUI's Avinash Yadav 342 votes.

A total of 43 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the DUSU elections held yesterday.

Last year, the bagged three posts while the won the post of joint secretary.

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 16:00 IST