SFI sweeps student union polls

Mridula Gopi becomes the first girl chairperson at Maharaja’s College

Updated - August 23, 2017 07:50 am IST

Published - August 22, 2017 10:55 pm IST - KOCHI

Students of St. Teresa’s College celebrate on Tuesday after declaration of the results of college union elections; and (right) Mridula Gopi, who was elected the chairperson of Maharaja’s College union.

Students of St. Teresa’s College celebrate on Tuesday after declaration of the results of college union elections; and (right) Mridula Gopi, who was elected the chairperson of Maharaja’s College union.

The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) claimed a major victory in the college union elections held in institutions affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University in Ernakulam on Tuesday.

The organisation said it had won 47 of the 51 colleges in the district. The autonomous Ernakulam Maharaja’s College witnessed the election of its first girl candidate as chairperson of the union. Mridula Gopi of the SFI defeated Fuvad Muhammed of the Fraternity Movement by a margin of 121 votes. Ms. Gopi won 884 votes while Mr. Fuad got 763 votes. Seven girl students from the SFI panel won the election. It also won 13 of the total 14 seats.

Fraternity Movement bagged one seat when its candidate Ishaq Ibrahim won as the representative of the third year degree batch. A release issued by the Fraternity Movement said that it had also won the union at HM College, Muvattupuzha.

A release issued by the SFI claimed that it had won all the seats in 31 colleges. It regained the college union at Al-Ameen College, Edathala, from the KSU-MSF combine after nine years.

Mridula Gopi, who was elected chairperson of the union at Maharaja’s College.

Mridula Gopi, who was elected chairperson of the union at Maharaja’s College.

 

The federation also defeated the Kerala Students Union to win all the seats at U.C. College, Aluva. Seventy-seven of the 86 university union councillors also belonged to the SFI, it said.

The colleges in which the SFI panels won all seats include Gujarati College, Kochi; RLV College, Thripunitura; SS College, Poothotta; St. Thomas College, Puthencruz; H.M. College, Ranarkara; Eldho Mar Baselius College, Nellikuzhi; Indira Gandhi College, Nellikuzhi; Mar Elias College, Kottapadi; St. Mary’s College, Allapra; Al-Ameen College, Edathala; BMC Law College, Choondi; SNGICT Arts College; SNGICT Engineering College; Mata College, Manakkapadi; and KMM College, Thrikkakara.

A release issued by the KSU said that it won the union at Cochin College. The combine of KSU and MSF won all seats at Jai Bharat College.

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