Iqbal Singh Grewal (25) has been elected as the new president of the Punjab unit of the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress.
Of the 2,400 NSUI delegates, 900 cast their votes in the election. Grewal polled 562 votes, while rival candidate Neerinder Singh Sandhu got 292.
Of the five posts each of general secretary and secretary, Grewal’s supporters bagged four of the former and all of the latter.
Meanwhile, of the three posts of delegates to the national body, the Grewal group managed to win two.
Grewal is the brother-in-law of Bikramjit Inder Singh Chahal, son of BIS Chahal, who had served as media adviser to then Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
After the completion of the election process, Grewal, his supporters and the newly-elected office-bearers sought Amarinder’s blessings.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included BIS Chahal, MLA Kewal Singh Dhillon, Major Amardeep Singh Sekhon and Karanpal Singh Sekhon.
Grewal assured Amarinder that he would strive to galvanise the party unit in Punjab and work for championing the cause of the student community.