New Delhi: Congress-backed student’s union National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) staged a comeback in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls by bagging the posts of President and Vice-President. While the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which had won three seats last year, including that of the president, could only win posts of secretary and joint secretary.
For ABVP the results are seen as a setback as they had swept all four posts in the elections held last year.
NSUI’s candidate Rocky Tuseed won the President’s post with 16,299 votes and Kunal Sehrawat took the position of Vice-President with 16,431 votes. ABVP’s Mahamedha grabbed the post of Secretary with 17,156 votes while Uma Shankar with 16,691 votes won the position of Joint-Secretary.
ABVP’s Rajat and Paarth who were contending the posts of President and Vice President won 14,709 votes and 16,256 votes, respectively. NSUI’s secretarial post candidate Minakshi won 14,532 votes and joint secretarial candidate Avinash won 16,349 votes.
#DUSU poll: NSUI wins Prez and vice prez post, ABVP wins Secy and gen Secy post. NSUI comeback in DU politics. Celebration begins pic.twitter.com/6mxPiprR9n
— Abhinav Rajput (@Abhinavrt) September 13, 2017
As soon as the results declared NSUI victorious, Congress leaders were quick to declare it as a sign of revival for the party. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, while congratulating NSUI, thanked DU students for ‘reposing faith in Congress’ ideology’.
Congratulations @nsui on a stellar performance & Pres win in DUSU! Thank students of DU for reposing faith in Congress ideology #NSUIWinsDU https://t.co/amUF6owutt
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) September 13, 2017
This mandate is a clear indication that student fraternity have restored their faith in @INCIndia & our beloved leader Sh.@OfficeOfRG (2/4)
— NSUI (@nsui) September 13, 2017
Others Congress leaders also joined in to congratulate NSUI:
Congratulations @nsui on an outstanding performance in #DUSUelection2017. A triumph for liberal values on campus. #NSUIwinsDU Proud of you!
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 13, 2017
‘Youth for Change’ sweeps Delhi University.
Wake up call for PM Modi. Young demand employment, opportunities & freedom.
— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) September 13, 2017
Many congratulations to the @nsui President & his team for the terrific performance in the DUSU elections
— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) September 13, 2017