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ABVP, NSUI claim increase in vote share this year

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The ABVP and the NSUI claimed Sunday their vote share has increased over the years in the University election and they will continue their fight for the rights of students.

The remarks of both the parties came after a united front of four Left student groups Sunday won all four central panel posts in University (JNUSU) election, by defeating the RSS-affiliated (ABVP) with huge margins.

The Left-backed All Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of (SFI), (DSF) and All Students' Federation (AISF) came together to form the 'United Left' alliance.

After the results were announced, the ABPV said it was the trust shown by students towards the party that forced the Left parties to forge an alliance.

"The ABVP will continue its fight against left violence. We are thankful to the students for making us the single largest student organisation on campus. We will continue to be a constructive opposition on JNU campus, and will keep fighting for students' rights.

"The biased act of the in the JNUSU elections is against the democratic system of the university," they said.

The ABVP claimed that its vote share has increased over the years.

"The trust shown by students of JNU towards the ABVP forced all the Left parties to forge an alliance. The ABVP as a strong opposition will continue its work in student welfare, society welfare and nation welfare" they added.

A member of the Left bloc claimed that the vote share of the ABVP declined in science schools, which have been their strongholds traditionally.

"Usually, the ABVP candidate used to lead the Left candidate in the Science schools by a margin of 200-250 votes but on Saturday, they were leading by a slender margin of 30-40 votes.

"Students are seeing how the ABVP indulges in hooliganism and does not take up student issues," he said.

The Congress-backed of India (NSUI) said they will continue their fight for the rights of students. Last year, their had only got 82 votes but their polled 402 votes this year.

Their candidates had even polled less votes than NOTA last year but this year the situation was different.

"We will continue our fight for students. We are fighting against the RSS. Our vote share has increased and the campus has given us acceptance. Our candidate won the councillor's post in the after 14 years, which is historic," said Sunny Mehta, NSUI

Thalapelli Praveen, the of BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association), who polled 675 votes, said their party would extend support to the elected students' union.

"BAPSA congratulates the left unity for winning the JNUSU Elections 2018-19. We extend our full cooperation to the elected students union to strengthen the students movement to defeat the Brahmanical and social fascism," he posted on

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

First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 20:06 IST