JNU Students Union Poll Records 53.3 Percent Turnout

Published: 11th September 2015 11:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2015 11:01 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:  Over 42 per cent students on Friday exercised their franchise in the morning leg of Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) elections.Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) which simultaneously went to polls on Friday recorded a voter turnout of 53.3 per cent in its students' union polls.

“The voting went off peacefully, no technical glitches in the EVMs were reported .The maximum turnout of 91 per cent was recorded at the Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia College in and the minimum was in Shahid Bhagat Singh evening college and Department of Buddhist Studies at 21 per cent," he said.

Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) reported the highest turnout of 70 per cent at a campus college while the minimum was at Khalsa college at 27 per cent, Rawat added.

The counting of votes will be taken up tomorrow after which the results will be declared.

"The university had deployed 23 observers who visited the 50 centres where the polling took place in teams of two to check violations of code of conduct. DU administration had also installed CCTV cameras besides hiring commercial videographers to record election activities to ensure free and fair polling," Rawat said.

A total of 35 candidates are in the fray for the four posts of DUSU office-bearers. While nine candidates are in the race for the post of president, eight nominations have been validated for the post of vice-president. The number of students contesting for the secretary and joint secretary post is 10 and eight respectively.

With a total of 1,35,298 voters, voting took place across 50 colleges of the university and 700 EVMs were used for the purpose.

However there were reports of Aam Aadmi Party legislator Sanjeev Jha being detained for a few minutes for breach of code of conduct , the Election commissioner Rawat said “We have not received any official complaint from any college principal regarding this.”

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