ABVP bags three top posts in Delhi University polls

PTI9_10_2016_000112B ABVP candidates Amit Tanwar, Priyanka Chabri and Ankit Sangwan celebrate their victory after winning the post of President, Vice President and Secretary in the 2016 DUSU elections | PTI

The BJP-affiliated ABVP has won three top posts of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU), it was announced on Saturday. The Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) got one seat.

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad's Amit Tanwar, Priyanka and Ankit Sangwan were elected DUSU President, Vice President and Secretary respectively. Mohit Garid of the NSUI won the Joint Secretary's post.

Tanwar defeated the NSUI's Nikhil Yadav by 4,290 votes, receiving 16,127 votes, against the latter's 11,837.

Priyanka defeated the NSUI's Arjun Chaprana by 2,455 votes.

Ankita Sangwan defeated the NSUI's Vinita Dhaka by 1,683 votes.

Mohit Garid defeated the ABVP's Vishal Yadav by 2,466 votes.

The ABVP had swept all four posts in 2014 and 2015, defeating the NSUI and CYSS (Aam Aadmi Party student wing) and the left-wing All India Students Association (AISA).

AISA failed to make any impact while CYSS did not contest the polls this year.

The election was held on Friday.

Thousands of students on Friday voted to elect the new office-bearers of the DUSU.

There were a total of 1,23,421 voters in the Delhi University.

Voting for DUSU was scheduled in two phases at 50 polling centres in 42 colleges and eight departments of the varsity.

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