Delhi university polls: Congress student wing NSUI wins top two posts

New Delhi, September 13

In a big boost to the Congress, its student wing, National Students Union of India (NSUI) made a comeback in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections on Wednesday by winning the president and vice-president’s posts while the BJP-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP),won the joint secretary and secretary posts. The main contestants for the DUSU presidential post were ABVP’s Rajat Choudhary, NSUI’s Rocky Tusheed, AISA’s Parul Chauha, independent candidates Raja Choudury and Alka. which has a stronghold in DUSU, bagged two seats, that of the joint secretary and the general secretary.NSUI’s Rocky Tusheed won the president’s post by a margin of 1,590 votes, while the party’s Kunal Sehrawat defeated the ABVP candidate by 175 votes.ABVP’s Mahamedha Nagar defeated NSUI’s Minakshi Meena by 2,624 votes to win the post of secretary while party’s joint secretary candidate Uma Shankar defeated NSUI’s Avinash Yadav 342 votes.A total of 43 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the DUSU elections held yesterday. Last year, the ABVP bagged three posts while the NSUI won the post of joint secretary.