JNUSU Polls : Left Unity Sweeps All Four Seats

New Delhi, Sep 16 : The United Left alliance on Sunday won all the four top posts in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), with the ABVP way behind.

The JNUSU Election Committee announced that N. Sai Balaji, Sarika Chaudhary, Aejaz Ahmad Rather and Amutha of the Left alliance had been elected to the President, Vice President, General Secretary and Joint Secretary respectively.

In this year’s annual union election, a total of 5,170 votes were cast on Friday, marking a 70 per sent turnout, a steep hike from last year’s 58.69 per cent.

The counting of votes was suspended after ABVP leaders allegedly broke into counting centres and roughed up Election Committee members.

The ABVP, however, rejected the charges and claimed that the counting was started without informing them.

The election committee did not name the persons responsible for the violence. The voter turnout in the election was 67.8 per cent, believed to be the highest in six years. Over 5,000 students had cast their votes.

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