DUSU Polls: Only 40% Turn Up To Cast Vote

The Hindu DelhiSeptember 13, 2019

DUSU Polls: Only 40% Turn Up To Cast Vote
Over 140 EVMs deployed at 52 centres; voting went off smoothly barring minor technical glitches
Sidharth Ravi

Amid tight security, students thronged Delhi University campuses to cast their votes for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections on Thursday. The voter turnout followed the previous years’ trends with only about 40% of over 1.3 lakh eligible voters exercising their franchise.

A total of 16 candidates from various students’ groups were in the race to the four posts — president, vice-president, secretary and joint secretary — in the DUSU panel. Among the major parties that have put up candidates were RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which won a majority of seats in the last five years, Congress-backed National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), left group All India Students’ Association (AISA) and the All India Democratic Students’ Organisation (AIDSO). Apart from elections to the DUSU panel, voting also took place for the posts of members of the college committees.

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September 13, 2019