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JNUSU election 2018: Left candidates lead in all 4 seats, 69% votes counted

N Sai Balaji, the United Left’s candidate for the president’s post was leading by 804 votes over his nearest rival Lalit Pandey of the AVBP.

delhi Updated: Sep 16, 2018 13:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The counting had been suspended for over 14 hours on Saturday after some leaders accused the RSS-affiliated ABVP of breaking into the counting centre and manhandling election committee members.(HT Photo/Fareeha Iftikhar)

With more than 69% votes counted till noon, have widened lead in all central panel posts in the JNU Students’ Union elections after counting resumed Sunday morning.

N Sai Balaji, the United Left’s candidate for the president’s post was leading by 804 votes over his nearest rival Lalit Pandey of the AVBP. Balaji had secured 1467 votes against Pandey’s 663 after 3587 votes out of 5185 votes had been counted.

Sarika Chaudhary (DSF) with 1807 votes was leading by 1114 votes against ABVP’s Geetasri Boruah who had secured 693 votes in the counting for the vice-president’s post.

Another Left candidate - Aejaz Ahmad Rather (SFI) was leading by 877 votes in the general secretary’s post. He had secured 1666 votes while his ABVP rival Ganesh Gurjar got 789 votes.

The Left was also leading by 561 votes in the counting for the joint secretary’s post with Amutha Jayadeep (ASIF) securing 1409 votes while Venkat Choubey got 848 votes.

Read: Live updates of the JNUSU poll results

On Sunday, Left candidates also won all five councillor seats in School of Social Sciences and School of Languages. In the School of International Studies, Left won four and NSUI bagged one. ABVP lost in all these three schools

The counting had been suspended for over 14 hours on Saturday after some leaders accused the RSS-affiliated ABVP of breaking into the counting centre and manhandling election committee members.

The ABVP claimed the counting had started without its agent being present. Reports of scuffles and skirmishes continued throughout the day and till late into the night as the counting went on.

The election took place on Friday, a day after the ABVP won three out of the four seats in the Delhi University students’ union elections.

First Published: Sep 16, 2018 09:54 IST