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JNU painted red with celebrations of Left's victory

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Even before the results for the University Students' Union (JNUSU) polls were announced, celebrations had begun in the campus for as red flags were being waved and red thrown in the air.

United Left's N Sai Balaji, candidate Sarika Chaudhary, candidate and candidate Amutha Jayadeep, were sitting on the railing outside the counting centre, waving flags as they waited for the results.

supporters, outnumbering those of other parties in the fray, danced with glee to the beats of dhol and dhapli. They chanted Lal Salaam and raised slogans demanding justice for Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula and finding student who went missing from the

With their faces smeared with red gulal, they also chanted 'ABVP murdabad'.

After the front was declared the winner on all the four central panel posts, the cries grew louder and a victory march was taken from the to the famous

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

Besides bloc, there were candidates of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which is the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Congress-affiliated (NSUI) and (BAPSA).

The voter turnout in the keenly contested JNUSU election on Friday was 67.8 per cent, believed to be the highest in six years. Over 5,000 students cast their votes in the poll.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 21:25 IST