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DU, JNU gear up for student body polls

education Updated: Sep 10, 2015 16:34 IST
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File photo of JNU administrative building. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT file photo)

Delhi University has registered 169 valid applications for its September 11 students’ union elections. 12 nominations have been rejected. The Delhi University Students’ Union poll for four posts is scheduled to be held on September 11.

“Forty-three nominations were found valid for the post of president and 40 valid nominations were received for the post of vice president,” said DS Rawat, DU faculty member and the chief election commissioner for DUSU polls. Rawat said for the posts of secretary and joint secretary 39 and 45 nominations were considered valid, respectively.

The candidates can withdraw their nominations latest by 12 noon on September 4. The polling will take place in two phases (morning and evening) on Sept 11 followed by the counting of votes on September 12 after which results will be announced.

Students’ wings of various political parties have intensified their campaign ahead of the keenly contested polls which is often considered as the stepping stone to mainstream politics.

The Aam Aadmi Party’s student wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) had last week announced its candidates for the polls, with the left-affiliate All India Students Association (AISA) on Wednesday coming out with its poll panel. NSUI and ABVP are expected to announce their nominations on September 5.
Meanwhile, the nomination process for Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) also got over with the varsity declaring 22 nominations for the central panel and 83 for the post of councilors as valid.

“The nomination and withdrawal process has concluded. After scrutiny, 22 nominations were found valid for the central panel. While seven candidates are in fray for the post of president, the nominations of four students has been accepted for the vice president post,” said Praveen Thallapelli, the chief election commissioner for the poll.