Delhi University student elections: NSUI makes comeback, bags president, VP posts

NSUI members celebrate after their win
NSUI members celebrate after their win

Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) yesterday made a comeback in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections, bagging two of the four crucial posts including that of the president's.

BJP-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which has a stronghold in DUSU, bagged two seats, that of the joint secretary and the general secretary.

NSUI's Rocky Tusheed won the president's post by a margin of 1,590 votes, while the party's Kunal Sehrawat defeated the ABVP candidate by 175 votes. ABVP's Mahamedha Nagar defeated NSUI's Minakshi Meena by 2,624 votes to win the post of secretary while party's joint secretary candidate Uma Shankar defeated NSUI's Avinash Yadav 342 votes.

A total of 43 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the DUSU elections held yesterday.

Members of NSUI, which won the president position after 2012, expressed the happiness on Twitter. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi hailed the Congress ideology and congratulated the union on Twitter.

1,590 No of votes in the margin by which NSUI's Rocky Tusheed won the president's post
2012 NSUI won the president's post after this year

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