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23 candidates in fray in DUSU polls tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 1.35 lakh students will decide the fate of 23 candidates in the (DUSU) polls on Wednesday.

While the National Students' Union of (NSUI) has promised the "Institute of Eminence" tag for University and thalis for Rs 10, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has promised to spend 50 per cent of the union's budget on women and social justice-related activities, along with a special attention to promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines on college campuses.

The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) student wing, the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), and left-wing students' outfit All Students Association (AISA) are jointly contesting the DUSU polls.

After the came to power in in February 2015, its students wing had unsuccessfully contested the DUSU polls.

It has promised to ensure installation of CCTV cameras, setting up of police booths on campus, ending the "culture of hooliganism" and opposing commercialisation of

Around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed in 52 centres. The polling in the morning colleges will commence at 8 am and end at 1 pm, while in evening colleges, it will be held between 3 pm and 7.30 pm.

The results will be announced on September 13. Last year, the polls saw a 43-per cent voter turnout.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 20:15 IST
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