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DUSU Election Results LIVE: ABVP Bags Three Out of Four Top Posts, Big Setback for NSUI

News18.com | September 13, 2018, 10:16 PM IST
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DUSU Election Results Live: The ABVP, the student wing of the BJP, has bagged three posts, including that of the president, in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections. The NSUI, the student wing of the Congress, won only one seat. ABVP's Ankiv Basoya won the presidential post with a margin of 1,744 votes while party's candidate Shakti Singh was declared as the vice president after he won with a margin of 7,673 votes. NSUI's Akash Choudhary won the secretary's post while ABVP's Jyoti emerged victorious on the joint secretary post. Choudhary, the lone winning candiadte of the NSUI, alleged that fair elections were not conducted and data of seven EVMs were missing. The Chief Electoral Officer in Delhi clarified that the EVMs used in DUSU elections have not been issued by the Election Commission and it seems to have been procured privately. The counting had to be suspended for few hours following glitch in the EVMs but was resumed in the evening amid heavy police deployment. The NSUI demanded fresh polling, while the ABVP demanded resumption of counting. "There are only 8 candidates so how is it possible that votes were cast to a 10th candidate? All machines were fine till Wednesday. Police and administration are involved in this," Fairoz Khan, NSUI president, alleged. DUSU polls were held on Wednesday with a voter turnout of 44.46 per cent. Polling took place at 52 centres in the colleges. There were 23 candidates in the fray.

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Sep 13, 2018 10:02 pm (IST)

ABVP Makes Comeback, Huge Setback for NSUI | The results are a setback for NSUI which had bagged the president and vice-president post in last year’s DUSU elections. The ABVP, which had won joint secretary and general secretary in 2017, has now made a comeback by wresting power from NSUI for the key posts of president and vice-president.

Sep 13, 2018 9:43 pm (IST)

Results Declared | ABVP wins the posts of president, vice-president and joint secretary, NSUI bags the secretary’s post. ABVP’s Ankiv Baisoya wins the post of president. ABVP candidates Shakti Singh and Jyoti Chaudhary win the post of vice-president and joint secretary respectively. NSUI's Akash Chaudhary wins the secretary's post.   

Sep 13, 2018 9:37 pm (IST)

EVMs for DUSU polls not issued by EC, Says CEC | The chief electoral officer in Delhi on Thursday clarified that the EVMs used in Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) election have not been issued by the election commission. "With reference to captions being shown in some news channels regarding use of EVMs in the elections of DUSU, I am directed to inform that the EVMs in question are not of Election Commission as no such EVMs have been allotted/issued to DU by this office,” a statement issued by the office of the chief electoral officer in Delhi said. The statement further said that the DU has procured these machines privately. It added that a detailed report in this regard will be sent subsequently.

Sep 13, 2018 7:49 pm (IST)

ABVP Leading in Three Posts | After 12 rounds of counting, the ABVP was leading in three posts- president (Ankiv Baisoya), vice president (Shakti Singh) and joint secretary (Jyoti Chaudhary).The NSUI was leading in the post of secretary (Akash Choudhary). Counting for the Delhi University Students Union polls resumed hours after it was suspended due to fault in EVMs leading to a uproar among the contending outfits.

Sep 13, 2018 7:11 pm (IST)

For the secretary post, in case the margin is less than 426, the result will not be announced and DUSU election committee will decide on re-counting for the two EVMs. However, if the vote margin between top two candidates for secretary post is more than 426 votes, results will be declared today itself, Times of India reported.

Sep 13, 2018 7:04 pm (IST)

ABVP Refutes NSUI's Allegations | Ashish Chauhan, national general secretary of ABVP refuted allegations levelled by NSUI in its statement. “If madam @guptar is so confident of winning 3/4 posts in #DUSUElection2018, then why is her party stalling counting on these three posts. I am confident of @ABVPVoice’s win in all 4 post not 3/4 like NSUI incharge,” Chauhan tweeted. The NSUI, had released a statement alleging that the counting on EVMs had no credibility. "NSUI was winning the DUSU election after six rounds when the EVMs magically started malfunctioning. One EVM showed votes on secretary post on ballot number 10 when there are only eight candidatess. EVM also showed zero votes for NSUI candidate," the statement read. 

Sep 13, 2018 6:42 pm (IST)

National president of NSUI, Fairoz Khan said that all EVMs were working fine on Wednesday and alleged that the administration was involved in the malfuntioning of the EVMs . “There are only 8 candidates, so how is it possible that votes were cast to a 10th candidate? All machines were fine yesterday. Police and administration are involved in this,” Khan was quoted as saying by ANI.

Sep 13, 2018 5:56 pm (IST)

The ABVP had rubbished allegations of EVM tampering and termed it a 'juvenile technique'. “When loss looks inevitable, clutching onto the excuse of ‘tampered EVMs’ is an old and juvenile technique! ABVP urges both the organisations to not interrupt the counting and face the results gracefully,” ABVP tweeted.

Sep 13, 2018 5:48 pm (IST)

NSUI Issues Statement | The NSUI, meanwhile released a statement alleging that the counting on EVMs had no credibility. "NSUI was winning the DUSU election after six rounds when the EVMs magically started malfunctioning. One EVM showed votes on secretary post on ballot number 10 when there are only eight candidatess. EVM also showed zero votes for NSUI candidate. It is clear that any further counting on these EVMs has no credibility and we demand that our candidates are declared winners immediately," NSUI statement said. In its statement, the NSUI further said that they would not allow “the fascist RSS-BJP to subvert the democratic mandate”. Ruchi Gupta, national in-charge of the NSUI, who tweeted the statement, also demanded that NSUI candidates be declared winners. 

Sep 13, 2018 5:38 pm (IST)

Counting Resumes | "After elaborate discussions it was decided that the counting will be resumed today. All candidates have reached an agreement on this," an election officer for DUSU polls told PTI. "We had proposed rectification of the faulty EVMs and resumption of the counting but the students were not ready for it. It was decided to suspend counting in the afternoon," he added. In the initial trends, Congress-backed NSUI was leading for the president post, while BJP-affiliated ABVP was leading for the vice president's post. 

Sep 13, 2018 5:28 pm (IST)

Counting, which was suspended, will resume from the seventh round. After six rounds of counting, supporters of different parties clashed over faulty EVMs and allegations of tampering.

Sep 13, 2018 5:11 pm (IST)

AAP leader Dilip Pandey, hit out at the Narendra Modi-led government's proposal of conducting simultaneous elections. He said that that those advocating for one nation one poll, were not able to conduct a students' union poll properly. His comments came after counting of votes for Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls was suspended due to fault in EVMs which led to chaos among students.

Sep 13, 2018 5:02 pm (IST)

Counting Expected to Resume Soon | Counting of votes which was suspended due to faulty EVMs is expected to resume in next half an hour, PTI reported.

Sep 13, 2018 4:58 pm (IST)

Delhi HC Makes Observation on JNU Student Body Polls | Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court remarked that pre-poll debates need not be limited to varsity elections in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and it should be taken beyond that, PTI reported.  Justice Siddharth Mridul had posed the query to Congress leader and senior advocate Salman Khurshid on Monday during hearing of a JNU student's plea challenging cancellation of his candidature for the post of president in the upcoming students' union elections in the varsity. "Why should debates be limited to JNU elections only? You should take it beyond," the court had suggested to the Congress leader.

Sep 13, 2018 4:51 pm (IST)

Whenever Congress Leads, EVMs Malfunction, Says Surjewala | Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, commenting on the faulty EVMs that led to the suspension of vote counting in the DUSU elections said, “The country needs to think whether such EVMs can protect the democracy. Congress’ NSUI was leading and whenever Congress leads, EVMs malfunction.”

Sep 13, 2018 4:46 pm (IST)

No Decision on Resumption of Counting | There was no update from the election committee on whether the counting would be resumed on Thursday or postponed to some other day, Hindustan Times reported.

Sep 13, 2018 4:42 pm (IST)

Fairoz Khan, the all India president of NSUI accused the ABVP of murdering democracy. “EVM's are being misused in such a manner that NSUI candidates are getting zero votes and rest votes are being polled on the 10th number, where there are 8 Candidate names and no time as 10th number. ABVP has thus murdered Democracy today. #murderersofdemocracy,” Khan said in a Tweet.

Sep 13, 2018 4:38 pm (IST)

On Wednesday, ABVP tweeted photos of candidates and claimed that its panel had made a clean sweep in most colleges of Delhi University.  

Sep 13, 2018 4:25 pm (IST)

NSUI Accuses ABVP of Sabotage | NSUI alleging sabotage by ABVP said, “NSUI was leading the president and secretary post after 6 rounds. Then 6 EVMs started malfunctioning and EC wanted to set those aside. How is it that machines which were working till yesterday during polling are no longer working during counting?” NSUI asked why Shakti Singh (ABVP vice-president candidate) was not disqualified after he “went on a rampage with his goons in Zakir Hussain College”. Why was no was action taken on the written complaint, the NSUI further asked.  

Sep 13, 2018 4:12 pm (IST)

Ruchi Gupta, national in-charge of the NSUI, alleged that malfunctioning EVMs always seemed to favour BJP and its affiliates. In a tweet, she said, “One EVM shows NO votes for NSUI candidate. Remarkable coincidence that malfunctioning EVMs always seem to favor BJP and its affiliates.”

Sep 13, 2018 4:10 pm (IST)

In the initial trends, Congress-backed NSUI was leading for the president post, while BJP-affiliated ABVP was leading for the vice president's post. Amid heavy police presence and some last-minute wooing of voters, DUSU polls were held on Wednesday with a voter turnout of 44.46 per cent. Polling took place at 52 centres in the colleges with 23 candidates in the fray.

Sep 13, 2018 4:07 pm (IST)

The counting for Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections was suspended midway on Thursday due to "faulty EVMs and the students' uproar over it", an university official told PTI. The counting was initially stopped for an hour when there were allegations of faulty EVMs, however, following objections by students the election officials decided to suspend the counting. "We had proposed rectification of the faulty EVMs and resumption of the counting but the students were not ready for it. It was decided to suspend counting. A fresh date for the counting will be announced soon," an election officer for DUSU polls was quoted as saying by PTI.

Sep 13, 2018 3:57 pm (IST)

The supporters of both the groups shouted slogans against the Delhi University (DU) administration and created a ruckus inside the counting centre. "A fresh date for the counting will be announced soon," an election officer for the DUSU polls said. 

Sep 13, 2018 3:54 pm (IST)

ABVP Demands Counting be Resumed |  Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad's (ABVP) Shakti Singh said, "Only one EVM was faulty and it can be repaired. We want the counting to be resumed. Since we were leading on all the seats, the other parties are demanding fresh elections."

Sep 13, 2018 3:51 pm (IST)

Counting Halted Because of  'Faulty EVMs' |The counting was initially stopped for an hour after the allegations of faulty EVMs surfaced. However, following objections by the students, the election officials decided to suspend the process. "The polls are being held at the behest of the central government. The EVMs were tampered with. We want fresh elections," Rocky Tuseed of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) said.

Sep 13, 2018 3:49 pm (IST)

NSUI Wants Fresh Election, ABVP Demands Counting to be Resumed | The Congress-affiliated NSUI on Thursday demanded that fresh polling be held for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) election, while the RSS's student wing, the ABVP, wanted the counting of votes, which has been suspended, to be resumed. The counting of votes for the DUSU polls was suspended midway on Thursday due to "faulty EVMs and the students' uproar over it".

Sep 13, 2018 3:22 pm (IST)

After much drama that dotted the counting, the process has finally been called-off for the day. Students were asked to "go home" as fresh dates for the counting would be announced soon. "Counting has been suspended due to faulty EVMs,"  DU official said. The ABVP has, however, been pressing to continue the counting. The security has been beefed up keeping in view the volatile situation. 

Sep 13, 2018 2:03 pm (IST)

Security personnel stand guard as clashes broke out after the counting was suspended. 

Sep 13, 2018 2:00 pm (IST)

NSUI are alleging that the EVMs have been tampered as  Akash Choudhary, NSUI's candidate for secretary post, was leading by 2,200 votes at the end of round six. Just as the seventh round started, his lead was slashed to 300. 

Sep 13, 2018 1:57 pm (IST)

Amid the clashes at the centre in Kingsway Camp after the counting was stopped due to technical error in EVMs,    University Proctor and Election incharge have arrived. The counting has resumed again as ABVP and NSUI protested against the delay.

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