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Chhatra JD(U) wins president & treasurer post in PUSU polls

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The Chhatra JD(U), student wing of Chief Minister Kumars party, won the presidents post in the (PUSU) elections, the results of which were declared in the early hours of Thursday.

Putting up its best-ever performance, the student body of JD(U) also won the treasurers post while the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of RSS bagged the other key offices of vice president, general secretary and

This is only the second time in the history of Chhatra JD(U) when its candidates have won key posts in PUSU elections. Previously, the student body had won the joint secretarys post in 2012.

The PUSU polls this year witnessed fierce campus rivalry between the Chhatra JD(U) and the ABVP, with allegations of JD(U) meddling in the elections putting the partys relations with its ally BJP under strain.

Incidentally, both Kumar and his deputy Modi a had been PUSU leaders.

Hailing the victory of and for the posts of respectively, JD(U) tweeted "poll results have placed a mirror before those who have become synonymous with lumpenisation of University students have voted in favour of that is free from corruption and imbued with the virtues of character and good conduct."

For the other top posts, the ABVP winners are Anjana Singh (vice president), (general secretary) and (joint secretary).

Polling had taken place for the PUSU elections on Wednesday and counting of votes continued through the night.

A controversy had erupted over the visit of Prashant Kishor to the Vice-Chancellors residence on Sunday which had led to angry protests from the ABVP and other student bodies and the poll strategist-turned-politicians vehicle being pelted with stones.

The police rounded up some ABVP leaders for stone-pelting and a delegation of BJP MLAs made a late-night dash to the Raj Bhavan in protest and staged a dharna in front of the police station concerned the next day.

The JD(U) came up with a clarification that Kishor had visited the VCs place along with a relative and not for any discussions relating to PUSU polls, even as leaders of BJP, with which it shares power, and opposition parties like RJD and issued statements accusing the JD(U) of making the students union election a "prestige issue".

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 13:35 IST