New Delhi, Sep 12: Students in the University of Delhi are set to elect its student union today in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections 2017. The main contenders in the DUSU elections 2017 are Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), National Students Union of India (NSUI), Students Federation of India (SFI) and All India Students’ Association (AISA). For the morning shift, the DUSU elections 2017 will be held from 8.30 AM to 1.00 PM and from 3.00 PM to 7.30 PM for the evening shift. The results of DUSU elections 2017 are likely to be declared on September 13.

In 2016, ABVP had won the post of president, vice president, and secretary, while NSUI’s candidate was elected as the joint secretary. In 2016, Delhi University had introduced NOTA. In last few years, DU has recorded a little over 33 per cent voting.

QUICK POINTS ON DUSU ELECTIONS 2017

  1. NSUI has fielded Kunal Sehrawat for the post of vice-president, Meenakshi Meena for secretary and Avinash Yadav for joint secretary.
  2. For the president post, NSUI had earlier fielded Rocky Tuseed but later fielded Alka from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College after his nomination was rejected.
  3. RSS’s ABVP has fielded Rajat Choudhary from Motilal Nehru College as its presidential candidate, Paarth Rana for the vice president post, Mahamedhaa Nagar and Uma Shankar will contest for the posts of secretary and joint secretary respectively.
  4. NSUI has demanded cross checking of at least 5 per cent of the machine polling with the paper trail.
  5. Currently, the DUSU is run by Amit Tanwar, Priyanka Chabri, Ankit Sangwan, Mohit Sangwan as president, vice president, secretary and joint secretary respectively.

The Chief Election Officer (CEO) of the DUSU has appealed the students to come out and vote in large numbers. “As sensitive and mature students, you should understand that your representatives are not only your voice but your reflection too. Don’t you think that you have to play a proactive role in deciding how you are reflected in the society?” said the CEO, reported The Hindu. The CEO also requested the students to not indulge in any activities prohibited by the rules.

With inputs from agencies.