DUSU election 2018 results LIVE: ABVP wins three posts, NSUI bags one; EC says EVMs not allotted by them – ( What happened to Gurmehar Kaur influence )

Posted on Sep 13 2018 - 6:15pm by admin

As many as 1.35 lakh students voted to decide the fate of 23 candidates in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections on Wednesday, counting for which is being held today.

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



21:28 pm IST

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.


21:00 pm IST

EC says EVMs for DUSU elections procured privately


Smriti Kak


Ec says procured for were procured privately. These machines are not from EC ⁦@htTweets


8:30 pm IST

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.


20:09 pm IST

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


7:48 pm IST

NSUI ahead of ABVP for president’s post


NSUI candidate Sunny Chillar moves ahead of ABVP candidate Ankiv Baisoya for the post of president.


7:30 pm IST

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.


6:39 pm IST

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.


5:40 pm IST

Vote counting resumes


Counting has resumed after being suspended due to fault in EVMs . The counting resumed from 7th round.


4:50 pm IST

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


4:30 pm IST

NSUI candidates getting zero votes, alleges party president


Fairoz Khan


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. pic.twitter.com/m1uHe02YCt


4:15 pm IST

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.


3:55 pm IST

Student parties agree to resumption of vote counting


Counting might resume as all student parties have agreed on resuming the exercise.


3:30pm IST

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 .


3:17pm IST

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.


3:15pm IST

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.


3:00pm IST

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.


2:50pm IST

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.


2:38pm IST

AAP takes a dig at BJP government over DUSU vote counting




“पूरे देश मे एक साथ चुनाव कराने की वकालत करने वाली सरकार, एक छात्र संघ का चुनाव सही से नही करवा पा रही है।
यह सब देश की जनता समझ रही है”- @dilipkpandey (DUSU चुनाव की गिनती में हुई गड़बड़ी पर)


2:30pm IST

ABVP wants resumption of counting


ABVP is demanding the counting to be resumed, while NSUI is demanding re election.


2:24pm IST

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.


2:17pm IST

Heavy police presence outside counting centre


Heavy security deployed outside counting centre, as there was scuffle following suspension of counting of votes.


2:05pm IST

NSUI complains of EVM rigging


Ruchi Gupta



NSUI ahead on President and Secretary. However dirty tricks department in some kind of overdrive, counting suspended repeatedly due to apparent EVM glitches

Ruchi Gupta


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


1:50pm IST

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.


1:35pm IST

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.


1:30pm IST

Counting suspended


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.


1:15pm IST

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.


1:10pm IST

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.


12:55pm IST

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.


12:48pm IST

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.


12:44pm IST

Counting of results is divided in 16 rounds.


6 rounds of counting completed, 10 more to go.


12:41pm IST

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.


12:39pm IST

NSUI leads with President, Secretary seats


NSUI’s Sunny Chillar and Akash Choudhary are leading on both President and Secretary seats respectively.




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