RSS affiliate Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and Congress’ students’ wing National Students’ Union of India are the main contenders like every other year.
But throwing a stiff challenge to them this time will be the new alliance between All India Students’ Association, a far-Left organisation, and the Aam Aadmi Party’s students’ wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti.
The elections went off peacefully on Wednesday with a turnout of around 44.46% — slightly more than 43 % recorded last year.
Here are the live updates
ABVP wins three posts, NSUI bags one seat
ABVP won the posts of president, vice president and joint secretary. NSUI won the secretary’s post.
EC says EVMs for DUSU elections procured privately
Last two rounds left, ABVP in the lead
ABVP leading with 60 votes for president’s post.
NSUI leading on secretary post with 1500 votes
ABVP leading on vice president and joint secretary posts with 8000 votes and 100 votes respectively.
ABVP gets back lead for president’s post
With five rounds of counting left, ABVP again moves ahead of NSUI with 900 votes for president’s post.
ABVP’s vice president candidate Shakti Singh is leading with 4000 votes. The party’s joint secretary candidate is leading with 1600 votes
NSUI ahead of ABVP for president’s post
NSUI candidate Sunny Chillar moves ahead of ABVP candidate Ankiv Baisoya for the post of president.
Close contest for president’s post
Tough fight for post of president with ABVP leading with 500 votes. ABVP candidate is leading for the vice-president’s post with a margin of 3500 votes.
ABVP candidate leading with 950 votes for the join secretary post.
ABVP leading for three posts after 10 rounds
After 10 rounds of counting, ABVP is ahead in the race for the posts of president, vice president, joint secretary.
In the initial trends, Congress-backed NSUI was leading for the president post, while BJP-affiliated ABVP was leading for the vice president’s post.
Vote counting resumes
Counting has resumed after being suspended due to fault in EVMs . The counting resumed from 7th round.
Counting of votes to resume soon
Counting of votes which was suspended due to fault in EVMs to resume in next half an hour: Official
NSUI candidates getting zero votes, alleges party president
EVM’s are being misused in such a manner that NSUI candidates are getting zero votes and rest votes are being polled on the 10th number, where there are 8 Candidate names and no time as 10th number. ABVP has thus murdered Democracy today. #murderersofdemocracy pic.twitter.com/m1uHe02YCt
Counting of votes still suspended
There was no word from the election committee on whether it will resume the counting on Thursday or postpone it to some other day.
Before the exercise was suspending, six rounds of vote counting was completed.
Student parties agree to resumption of vote counting
Counting might resume as all student parties have agreed on resuming the exercise.
Meanwhile, Delhi HC observation on JNU’s pre-poll debates
Pre-poll debates need not be limited to student body elections in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and it should be taken beyond that, the Delhi High Court has said.
“Why should debates be limited to JNU elections only? You should take it beyond,” said Justice Siddharth Mridul .
ABVP wants resumption of vote counting
“Only one EVM was faulty and it can be repaired. We want the counting to be resumed. Since we were leading on all the seats, the other parties are demanding fresh elections,” said ABVP’s Shakti Singh,reports PTI.
Shakti Singh further told our reporter that poll officials should take action against the NSUI members. The counting of votes were stopped because the pressure from NSUI, they were creating ruckus inside the counting centre.
NSUI demanding fresh elections
The polls are being held at the behest of the central government. The EVMs were tampered with. We want fresh elections,” Rocky Tuseed of the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) said, reports PTI.
Sloganeering and ruckus outside counting centre
The supporters of both ABVP and NSUI shouting slogans against the Delhi University administration and created a ruckus inside the counting centre.
ABVP Secretary candidate tries to enter counting centre
ABVP candidate for the post of Secretary Sudhir Dedha tried to enter the counting centre by breaking the glass door.
AAP takes a dig at BJP government over DUSU vote counting
ABVP wants resumption of counting
ABVP is demanding the counting to be resumed, while NSUI is demanding re election.
Election officials meet, final decision by evening
Counting suspended for today, we are meeting and will announce the final decision by the evening, says election officer VK Kaul.
Heavy police presence outside counting centre
Heavy security deployed outside counting centre, as there was scuffle following suspension of counting of votes.
NSUI complains of EVM rigging
NSUI was winning DUSU President and Secretary after 6 rounds. Then 6 EVMs started malfunctioning and EC wanted to set those aside. How is it that machines which were working till yesterday during polling are no longer working during counting? Clearly some sabotage to help ABVP
Counting halted due to fault in EVMs and ruckus
Counting for Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections suspended due to fault in EVMs and ruckus by students: DUSU election officer, reports PTI.
“We had proposed rectification of the faulty EVMs and resumption of the counting but the students were not ready for it. It was decided to suspend counting. A fresh date for the counting will be announced soon,” an election officer for DUSU polls said.
EVMs malfunction led to disruptions
Three EVMs were not working properly. One of the EVM used for Secretary seat polling was showing 40 votes on ballot no. 10, while the machine had only 8 candidates with number 9 slot being NOTA.
Members of both ABVP and NSUI created ruckus inside the counting centre. They tried to jump the barricades. and had verbal spat with officials. Following which counting has been suspended. Next date will be announced later.
In college panel voting, NSUI and ABVP locked in close battle
In the college panel voting, the ABVP and NSUI were locked in a close battle. NSUI claimed it had won more than 70 seats in 20 morning colleges. The ABVP said it had won 71 seats in 19 morning colleges.
Voted to makes campus free of hooliganism and violence
We can’t allow violence and goondagardi on the campus. We want to make it loud and clear to the political groups who propagate hooliganism in the University,” said Shreya, 18, a first-year Economics (H) student at the college.
NSUI accuses administration of EVM tampering
NSUI members protesting outside counting centre, saying the administration is trying to tamper the results as ABVP is losing the President’s seat.
Counting stopped again
EVMs not working properly, counting stopped once again.
Earlier, the counting began late due to some EVM issue, and then it was halted at 11:30am due to a technical glitch in one of the EVMs.
Counting of results is divided in 16 rounds.
6 rounds of counting completed, 10 more to go.
ABVP ahead on Vice-President, Joint Secretary seats
ABVP’s Shakti Singh and Jyoti Choudhary are leading for the vice president and joint secretary posts, respectively.
NSUI leads with President, Secretary seats
NSUI’s Sunny Chillar and Akash Choudhary are leading on both President and Secretary seats respectively.