ABVP dominates DU elections
New Delhi: The saffron brigade continued its sway over the Delhi University (DU) once again reflecting the extreme ideological divide that existed between DU and the left dominated Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). ABVP, the student wing of the BJP continued its hold on Delhi University (DU), winning three of the four top positions. The ABVP which had bagged all four positions in the last DU elections, however, conceded one seat to the Congress Students’ wing, the NSUI.
The low polling percentage of 36% out of the total 1,23,246 electorate from 51 colleges under the Delhi University, was not totally expected considering the feverish pitch of political turbulence generated in Delhi’s academia during and in the aftermath of JNU crisis. Another interesting fact was total rejection of all the candidates in the fray by a considerable number of students. Out of the around the 50, 000 votes polled, 17,712 had exercised the NOTA. Amit Tanwar, Priyanka Chabri and Ankit Sangwan were elected DUSU President, Vice President and Secretary respectively. Mohit Sangwan of the NSUI won the Joint Secretary post.