As the counting of votes for the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) elections resumed on Saturday evening after being suspended for around 14 hours, the results are expected to be announced today afternoon. The counting of votes was suspended after ABVP leaders allegedly broke into counting centres and roughed up Election Committee members.The ABVP, however, rejected the charges and claimed that the counting was started without informing them.
The election committee did not name the persons responsible for the violence. The voter turnout in the election was 67.8 per cent, believed to be the highest in six years. Over 5,000 students had cast their votes.
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For the post of Joint Secretary, 2,706 votes have been counted till now while 5,185 votes were polled. According to the latest trends, Left Unity’s Amutha is leading.
Amutha (Left Unity) – 1049
Kanaklata Yadav (BAPSA) -346
Nureng Reena (NSUI) – 374
Venkat Chaubey (ABVP) – 695
Counting of votes in the JNU students union elections was suspended for over 14 hours on Saturday by election authorities citing “forcible entry” and “attempts to snatch away ballot boxes” at counting venue. Both left and right-wing student organisations accused each other of sparking the unrest.
There are eight candidates contesting for the post of president, and four each for the post of vice-president, general secretary and joint secretary. Last year, all the four posts went to the united Left panel.