DUSU Elections 2018 Highlights: 44.6% overall voter turnout recorded
DUSU Elections 2018 highlights: As many as 1.35 lakh students voted to decide the fate of 23 candidates in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls.
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As many as 1.35 lakh students voted to decide the fate of 23 candidates in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections on Wednesday.
Around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were installed in 52 centres. The polling in the morning colleges commenced at 8 am and ended at 1:30 pm, while in evening colleges, the voting was held between 3 pm and 7.30 pm.
The DUSU election 2018 results will be announced on September 13. Last year, the polls saw a 43-per cent voter turnout.
Ankiv Baisoya, 23, is ABVP’s presidential candidate and Shakti Singh, 23, is its vice-presidential candidate.
NSUI has fielded Sunny Chillar, 21 and Leena, 23, post of president and vice-president.
The AISA-CYSS alliance has fielded Abhigyan, 18 for the post of president and Ankshika, 17, for the post of vice-president
Here are the highlights:
44.46 % final voter turnout
Delhi University Students’ Union polls went off peacefully with around 44.46 per cent voter turnout till 7.30 pm. It was slightly more than 43 % turnout recorded last year.
Voting ends for evening classes
Voting ends for students in evening shift.
43.8% voter turnout recorded in morning session.
DUSU polls test for parties’ popularity among youths: Students
Students who voted in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls on Wednesday said the results will help political parties gauge the mood of young voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Prakhar Yadav, a second year student of BA (Hons) in Hindi at Hansraj College, said the results of the DUSU polls will indicate which side the young voter is supporting and will help political parties prepare accordingly.
Prerna Bhardwaj, a second year student of BA (Hons) in Political Science at Kirori Mal College, said, “The Delhi University has students coming from across India. There can be no better way than this to know what the young India wants. In a way, the election results will be an indicator as to what the young voter of India wants.”
50.5 % voter turnout in Ramjas College
Ramjas College in North campus recorded a voter turnout of 50.5 % .
Deshbandu College: 44% voter turnout
Raj Babbar appeals students to vote for NSUI
जिस ओर जवानी चलती है— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbarMP) September 12, 2018
उस ओर ज़माना चलता है
दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय के छात्र अपनी बौद्धिक स्तर के लिए जाने जाते हैं । आप साथियों से उम्मीद है कि आपका वोट देश को दिशा देने के काम आएगा ।#VoteforNSUI #NSUI5313 #DUSUElection2018 pic.twitter.com/Ni1M31XBlA
Counting of votes to begin at 8 am tomorrow, results to be out on same day
The counting process of Delhi University Student Union elections will be commenced tomorrow at 8 am. Last year, the polls saw a 43-per cent voter turnout.
48% voter turn out in Zakir Hussain college
48% voter turn out recorded in Zakir Hussain college in morning classes.
Voting begins for evening classes
Voting begins for evening classes, will continue till 7:30pm
Polling continues in Vikvekananda college
Polling still on in Vivekananda College. The voting there had started after almost two hours from the scheduled time because of a delay in arrival of EVMs
Faculty members posted as poll observers
Senior faculty members have been posted as observers at the centres and around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed
Around 50% voter turnout recorded in DU colleges
ARSD - 51 percent
Rajdhani College - 51.92 percent
Venkateswara college - 50 percent
Aryabhatta College - 43.9 percent
Gates at polling station closed
Gates at the polling stations have been closed, those still inside the rooms are being allowed to vote.
Polling for evening classes
The polling for the evening classes will begin from 3pm till 7:30pm.
Pamphlets on the road near SGTB Khalsa college
Voting percentage till 11:30pm
34% voter turnout was recorded till 11:30 as per latest data.
Voting enters final hour
The polling for DUSU elections in morning colleges have entered the last hour, with voting scheduled to close at 1:30pm.
Group of voters hoping winners will help DU get Eminence tag
A group of students at Hindu college have come out to vote hoping political groups will help DU to get “Institution of Eminence” tag.
ABVP promises to promote sports in DU
Low voter turn out in DUSU elections
Voting turn out is low. Election committee says it will announce the final turn out in the evening.
Student group Pinjra Tod on exclusion of women in DUSU polls
This exclusion is glorified by the administration & often even agreed to by many students given the hostile nature of the dominant representation of #DUSU politics.What it does though is further isolate students & on the other hand make DUSU unaccountable towards them. #DUSU2018— Pinjra Tod (@PinjraTod) September 12, 2018
ABVP members distribute refreshments to voters
Voting underway at Hansraj college
Delhi Police detains ABVP, NSUI members
Delhi police detains some members of political student groups for canvassing outside the polling booths. Members of both are distributing pamphlets among voters
7 companies of Delhi Police deployed
Around 700 policemen have been deployed in North Campus.
ABVP candidates in DUSU elections
For a Accessible , Performing and Accountable DUSU,— ABVP GUJARAT (@ABVPGujarat) September 12, 2018
Vote, Elect and Support ABVP !!!!!
President : ANKIV BAISOYA
Vice President : SHAKTI SINGH
General Secretary : SUDHIR
Joint Secretary : JYOTI CHAUDHARY
BALLOT NO. 3-5-7-2 #ABVP3572 pic.twitter.com/WGSsRGajwD
NSUI candidates in fray
Students queue outside polling centre at Hansraj college
NSUI and ABVP’s poll promises
While the NSUI has promised the “Institute of Eminence” tag for Delhi University and thalis for Rs 10, the ABVP has promised to spend 50 per cent of the union’s budget on women and social justice-related activities, along with a special attention to promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines on college campuses.
Heavy security deployed
Around 50 policemen deployed outside Zakir Hussain college as the polling is underway in DUSU elections.
1.35 lakh students will vote
As many as 1.35 lakh students will decide the fate of 23 candidates in the DUSU polls.
Students outside law faculty
Voter turn out between 8:30 am and 9:30 am
Around 18% voter turn out was recorded in the early hours of polling.
Students queue to cast votes
Queue outside the law faculty in north Campus.
NSUI, ABVP Campaign for Votes on Twitter
Delhi Police advisory
Delhi Police has issued an advisory stating that strict action will be taken against any caste-based vote appeal or any gesture that may hurt feelings of any community.
Voting in evening colleges
Polling in evening colleges will be held between 3 pm and 7.30 pm.
EVM installed in 52 centres
Around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed in 52 centres.
The voting has started at the Delhi University and affiliated colleges for the student body polls. The polling for morning classes continue until 1.30 pm today, and the counting will take place on 13 September.
Key candidates for vice-president’s post
- Shakti Singh (ABVP)
- Leena (NSUI
- Anshika (AISA-CYSS)
Key candidates for president’s post
- Ankiv Baisoya (ABVP)
- Sunny Chillar (NSUI)
- Abhigyan (AISA-CYSS)