Left Unity Takes Early Lead In JNUSU Polls

The university saw a turnout of 67.9 per cent voters on Friday.


NEW DELHI: The Left Unity was leading on all the major seats of the JNU student union polls as per initial trends.

After the counting of 550 ballots out of 1841, Aishe Gosh from Left Unity was leading for the post of President with 266 votes, much ahead of Jitendra Suna of Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA) Fraternity.

Saket Moon from Left unity was leading for the post of Vice President with 360 votes, Satish Chandra Yadav for the post of General Secretary with 261 votes and Mohammad Danish for the post of Joint Secretary with 353 votes.

The Left parties including All India Students’ Association (AISA), Students’ Federation of India (SFI), Democratic Students’ Federation (DSF) and All India Students’ Federation (AISF) are contesting the polls together.

The counting of votes for JNU polls began after an 11-hour delay due to the stalemate between the students and the administration.

The counting process which had begun at 11.55 pm on Friday had to be put on hold due to the deadlock between the students and the university’s Grievance Redressal Cell (GRC). The students demanded a written undertaking from the polling agents that the results would not be disclosed before September 17. It was then decided that apart from the initial trends, the final results will be declared later by the university.

The Delhi High Court on Friday restrained the JNU from notifying the election results till September 17.