Jnu students union elections

Comparing the results from previous years, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) polls on Friday saw a voter turnout of 73%, the highest in the previous 12 years. The election committee stated that the two rounds of the JNUSU elections were postponed because of logistical issues. Following a four-year break, more than 7,700 registered voters cast secret ballots in the election.

JNU STUDENTS UNION ELECTIONS VOTERS TURNOUT 

Due to the polling delay, the vote counting, which was slated to start at 9 p.m., is also running later than expected. Sunday will see the announcement of the JNUSU results following the conclusion of the vote counting. Around 11 a.m., polling started at the 17 booths scattered around the JNU Centers of Studies and went until 7 p.m. The scheduled start time was 9:00 a.m.

ON JNU POLLING DAY, NOMINATION OF LEFT CANDIDATE CANCELLED

Voters waited in line at their designated polling places while supporters of various student groupings screamed slogans and applauded for their leaders. Raves of “Jai Bheem,” “Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” and “Lal Salam,” accompanied by drum beats, filled the air as a sea of students began converging at the polling places about 11 a.m.

Jnu students union elections

Eight candidates were contending for the esteemed position of president, while 19 applicants were vying for spots on the JNUSU central panel and 42 for school counselors
The president, vice president, joint secretary, and general secretary make up the Central Panel.

The United Left, comprising the All India Students’ Association (AISA), Democratic Students’ Federation (DSF), Students’ Federation of India (SFI), and the All India Students’ Federation (AISF), nominated Dhananjay for president,Mh Sajid is the joint secretary, while Avijit Ghosh is the vice president.

LEFT CANDIDATE NOMINATION CANCELED BEFORE JNU STUDENTS UNION ELECTIONS 

Late on Thursday night, the Election Committee revoked Swati Singh’s Left panel nomination for General Secretary after the ABVP filed a challenge with the university’s Grievance Redressal Cell (GRC). Later, Swati went on a hunger strike in protest of not being re-elected or nominated for the general secretary position.

JNUSU PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE : STUDENTS BATTLE OUT ON CAA, MANIPUR

She claimed that she received notification via WhatsApp late at night, only hours before the polls opened, from the election committee about the cancellation of her nomination. However, the election committee said in a statement that it revoked her nomination at the GRC committee’s request.

A hunger strike by students with disabilities was also organized during the polling process in response to a purportedly disparaging comment made by the presidential candidate of the ABVP during the Q&A period. The students’ outfit claims that Dhananjay, the Left’s presidential candidate, is from Gaya, Bihar, and might be the party’s first Dalit president since Batti Lal Bairwa in 1996–1967.

STUDENTS OUTFITS PARTICIPATING IN JNU STUDENTS UNION ELECTIONS 

Umesh Chandra Ajmeera ran for president, Deepika Sharma for vice president, Arjun Anand for secretary, and Govind Daangi for joint secretary the RSS-affiliated ABVP. Ajmeera’s experience as a victim of Naxalite attacks—in which he sadly lost both of his parents—serves as a strong argument for his candidacy. Farheen Zaidi was competing for general secretary and Junaid Raza for president from the Congress’s student organization, NSUI

Jnu students union elections

Rupak Kumar Singh for general secretary, Priyanshi Arya for joint secretary, MD Anas A for vice president, and Biswajit Minji for president were the BAPSA’s candidates for the Central Panel. Minji, who comes from an Adivasi group in West Bengal, finds motivation in the hardships his parents faced as contract workers. If elected, he asserts that he will be the first Adivasi to run for president

From the Azamgarh area of Uttar Pradesh, the lone female candidate for president of the Samajwadi Chatra Sabha aspires to oppose sexism and speak for the voiceless on college campuses.

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