The All-India Students’ Association (AISA) has swept the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union councillors’ election with 16 seats out of 29 being bagged by the candidates of the radical left party.
The councillors are representatives of different schools such as School of Languages, School of Social Sciences and School of Environment Sciences.
The results for the posts of president, vice-president, general secretary and joint secretary is likely to be declared on Saturday morning. At the time of going to media, all four candidates from AISA were leading with a healthy margin.
The university, which went to polls on Thursday after four years of pitched battle against the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations and the Supreme Court, recorded a turnout of 61%.The voting was manual as JNU does not use electronic voting machines for elections.
The previous students’ union elections in 2007-08 were also swept by AISA, with the party bagging all the four posts.
“Looking at the results of the councillors’ elections, we are confident that AISA will sweep all four central posts too,” said Roshan Kishore, president, Students’ Federation of India, JNU.
The AISA candidates, too, are confident of their victory.
“We are sure that we will win the elections this time too,” said Sucheta De, presidential candidate of All-India Students’ Association.