The rebel emerged the victor and political equations remained firmly rooted to the Left at Jawaharlal Nehru University, with the Students’ Federation of India-JNU (formed by expelled members of the CPI (M) affiliated SFI) wresting control of the top post of president by a overwhelming majority from its powerful opponent, the All India Students’ Association, which won the remaining three posts in the students’ union poll results declared here on Sunday.

“SFI-JNU’s V. Lenin Kumar defeated his opponent, AISA’s Omprasad, by 212 votes.

Lenin polled 1,446 votes while Omprasad polled 1,233 votes,” said Election Committee chairperson Chandan.

“I am going to fight for students’ rights both inside and outside the campus,” said a beaming Lenin, who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in International Studies.