Jnusu elections results

On March 24th, 2024 election committee of JNU  announced JNUSU elections results. The United Left panel won three places in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU), while the Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA) got one, according to the election committee’s announcement around 11.30 p.m. By a few hundred votes, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, associated with the RSS, lost all the seats.


The Democratic Students Federation (DSF), the Students’ Federation of India (SFI), the All India Students’ Federation (AISF), and the All India Students’ Association (AISA) are the constituents of the United Left. For the four positions, one candidate from each of the Left parties in the coalition was put forward.

Dhananjay is the First Dalit President in twenty years 

With 2,598 votes, Dhananjay of the AISA emerged victorious and declared, “I’m overwhelmed at the support I have received.” It is evident that the students demand changes and are dissatisfied with the government. With 1,676 votes, Umesh Chandra Ajmeera of the ABVP came in second.

The first Dalit candidate to win the presidency in the last 20 years is Dhananjay, who comes from Gaya in Bihar and is presently pursuing a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies. He went on to say that he will fight for PwD students’ rights, improve dorms and other facilities, and bring up concerns like fee increases in addition to working to make the campus inclusive.


Jnusu elections results

Priyanshi Arya, general secretary, wants to revive GSCASH.

With 2,887 votes a Dalit queer woman hailing from Haldwani in Uttarakhand, was elected general secretary. “Among the issues that I hope to address are dropouts among SC and ST students, accessibility in infrastructure for students with disabilities, reduction of weightage in the viva voce, and bringing the GSCASH (Gender Sensitization Against Sexual Harassment) back,” stated Arya, who was presented by BAPSA. According to Arya, the institution should also consider the requests of its queer collective, which include building gender-neutral restrooms and using the pronouns “they/them” in official documents.

Avijit Ghosh as Vice President and joint secretary Mo Sajid

The SFI’s Avijit Ghosh received 2,409 votes overall to win the vice-president position. He had previously declared that he intended to battle for concerns including inadequate dorm facilities, problems with the small size of academic buildings, campus safety, and the lower percentage of female students enrolled in courses, among other things. With 2,574 votes, Mo Sajid of the AISF was elected joint secretary.

Jnusu election results

On Friday, the day of the polls, Left candidate Swati Singh was declared ineligible for the position of general secretary.


The Left urged students to support BAPSA, while the latter insisted that Arya would win whether or not it received endorsements because everyone of its candidates was running on an individual basis. The party had earlier declared that it was running independently and was not a member of the Left alliance because it did not want students from marginalized areas to be used on college campuses as “mere vote banks”.

Over the years, the Left parties have made the JNU their bastion. But this year, the ABVP hoped to change that. Following a four-year break brought on first by the epidemic and then by PhD admissions, the election was held. This year, almost 5,600 students cast ballots, many of them were first-time voters.


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