We accept the students’ mandate, says ABVP

Will continue to fight ‘Left violence’

Reacting to the results of the JNU Students’ Union polls, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Sunday said that it accepted the mandate given by the students in the elections and will continue its fight against “Left violence”.

It said the mandate made it the single largest student organisation on campus and that it will continue to be a constructive opposition on JNU campus, and will keep fighting for students’ rights.

‘Unity will not last long’

Speaking after his defeat, ABVP presidential candidate Lalit Pandey said the ABVP’s vote share had increased over the years in JNU, and it was because of this threat that Left parties had united.

“The union of the Left is opportunistic and will not last for more than 20 days. We, as a responsible opposition, will build pressure on them to work to solve campus-related issues and for the welfare of the students,” he said.

On the 15-hour suspension of counting votes after its candidates allegedly barged into the counting room, the ABVP said in a statement that the “biased act of Election Commission in the JNUSU elections is against the democratic system of the university”.

The NSUI also said that the election was positive for them as their presidential candidate got 402 votes this year, which was an improvement from the 87 votes it had bagged in 2017, which made its vote share smaller that that of NOTA. The BAPSA said in a statement that it will work alongside the JNUSU to strengthen the student’s movement.

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