The Student’s Federation of India (SFI) has emerged the key gainer in the polls conducted on Monday in most of the colleges under the Mahatma Gandhi (MG) University.
While the SFI claims to have won in 39 colleges, its main political rival, Kerala Student’s Union (KSU), said they have won in 20 colleges.The SFI, the student’s wing of the CPM, said they had clinched four colleges that were earlier led by the KSU, the Congress’ university front.
The KSU claimed victory in two colleges led by the SFI union earlier.
While Manimalakkunnu T M Jacob Memorial College, after almost 14 years of SFI rule, and Aluva UC College voted for the KSU this time, Kalamassery BMC, Muvattupuzha HM, Kothamangalam Mar Elias and Perumbavoor Jayabharath were won back by the SFI from the KSU.
The SFI won 55 University Union Councillors (UUC) posts and the KSU 27 UUC posts. The SFI won five college unions uncontested.
The SFI won the unions at Angamaly SCMS, Ernakulam SME, IHRD, Paravoor SNM, Ernakulam SME, Kalamassery KMM, St Paul’s Tripunithura Govt Arts College, RLV College, Govt Sanskrit College, Kalady Sree Shankaracharya, M M Arts and Indira Gandhi Arts College.
Meanwhile, the KSU claimed victory in Aluva YMCA, MES Vaduthala, FISAT Engineering College, Puthenkurisshu St Mary’s, Kunnathunadu Sree Narayana College of Engineering, BPC Piravom, BPS Pramadam, Nirmala Mulanthuruthi, Perumbavoor CET, KLM College, Kothamangalam MA Engineering, Mount Carmel, Muvattupuzha Ilahiya Arts and Nirmala College.
Muhammed Fazal, SFI district secretary, congratulated the winners.
“We went to polls raising protest against commercialisation of education and corruption. MG students have overwhelmingly supported the SFI,” he said.
KSU president Tito Antony said the KSU is proud to raise its tally to 20 unions from its earlier account of 11 unions.