United Left Panel wins all four seats in JNUSU Elections
New Delhi, Sep.10.2017
The United Left an alliance of three left organizations wins all the seats in the central panel with huge margin. The Left won the position of President, Vice President, General Secretary and Joint Secretary for Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) election which was held on Friday. Geeta Kumari (AISA) has been elected as the President, Simon (AISA) as Vice President, Duggirala Srikrishna (SFI) as General Secretary and Shubhanshu Singh (DSF) as Joint Secretary.
Geeta Kumari of United Left got 1506 votes and declared elected for the post of President, Nidhi Tripathi of ABVP got 1042 votes and came second while Shabana Ali of BAPSA got 935 votes with third position. For the post of Vice President, Simone Zoya Hasan of United Left defeated her rival Durgesh Kumar of ABVP with a margin of 848 votes. Simon got 1876 votes while Durgesh got 1028 votes and Subodh Kumar of BAPSA secured third position with 910 votes. Duggirala Srikrishna of United Left declared winner for the post of General Secretary. He defeated his rival Nikunj Makwana of ABVP with a huge margin of 1107 votes. Duggirala got 2082 votes while Nikunj got 975 votes. Shubhanshu Singh of United Left elected Joint Secretary with 1775 votes; he defeated ABVP’s Pankaj Keshari who got 920 votes.
United Left also won most of the councillors in all major schools. As it won all five councillor posts in School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies (SLL & CS). In School of Social Science (SSS) and school of International Studies (SIS) its candidates won four out of five councillor posts in each School. One councillor post in SIS went to BASO another left organization.
Earlier it was expected that ABVP this time would perform well considering the division of left votes as AISF contested alone and it did not join the alliance but United Left has succeeded in consolidation of the votes in its favour. ABVP won some councilors seats in school of sciences and Special Centers.
Soon after the announcement of results, supporters of the United Left started the celebration with slogans, dancing and hugging each other.
Following is the result declared by Chairman, Election committee JNUSU 2017