Celebrations, allegations and clashes — Delhi University (DU) election results, declared on Saturday, had it all.
The drama began after Congress’ student wing, National Students Union of India (NSUI), swept three of the four seats in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls.
Interestingly, NSUI’s victory comes at a time when the mood across the country is anti-government. While the party notched up the president, vice-president and secretary posts, there was a tie for the post of joint secretary.
Unhappy with the results, activists from the opposition party, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which had been in power for the last two years, vandalised the DUSU office. Alleging that the results were ‘planned’, cadres of the losing party clashed with the police and were removed from the spot.
Police said they got a call from worried DU authorities, who said that students were trying to climb the walls of the counting centre in North Campus.
“We deployed police personnel to restrain the students, but a crowd of supporters created a riot-like situation,” said a senior police official.