Polling for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) election will be conducted on Wednesday in two sessions from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. for day classes and from 3.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for evening classes.
The DUSU election commission has asked all students to ensure that they have their college ID with them to be eligible to vote.
On the eve of the election, the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI); and the coalition of the All India Students’ Association (AISA) and Chatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), appealed to university authorities to cancel the nomination of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) candidate for vice- president Shakti Singh.
The student organisations alleged that Mr. Singh and his supporters were allegedly seen trying to intimidate students, and destroying property at Zakir Hussain College Evening on the last day of campaigning.
The ABVP, however, has denied the incident.
The election dynamics this year has undergone a change with the AISA forming an alliance with the CYSS; giving students a third option that does not practice the brand of “money and muscle politics” synonymous with DUSU elections.
The ABVP and the NSUI are looking to bag all four posts after bagging two seats each last year. The NSUI had won the post of president and vice-president while the ABVP got the position secretary and joint secretary.
Twenty-three in fray
This year, there are five candidates standing for president, five for vice-president, eight for secretary and five for joint secretary.
The ABVP’s panel comprises Ankiv Baisoya for president, Shakti Singh for vice-president, Sudhir Dedha for secretary and Jyoti Chaudhary for joint secretary.
The NSUI candidates are: Sunny Chillar for president Leena for vice-president, Akash Choudhary for secretary and Saurabh Yadav for joint secretary.
The AISA-CYSS coalition have decided that its president and vice-president candidates will be from the AISA and secretary and joint secretary will be from the CYSS. Its panel comprises Abhigyan for president, Anshika Singh for vice-president, Chandramani Dev for secretary and Sunny Tanwar for joint secretary.
Counting of votes
The counting of votes will take place on Thursday at 8.30 a.m. in the community hall, Police Lines, Kingsway Camp, stated a university statement.