JNUSU Polls 2018: It’s All Red as Left Unity Sweeps All Four Seats

The Left Unity won all four major posts in JNUSU elections 2018 – President, Vice-President, Gen Secy and Jt Secy.

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The results for the JNU Students Union election will be announced later today.
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Left Unity swept the JNUSU elections on Sunday, 16 September, with N Sai Balaji elected as the President, Sarika Chaudhary as the Vice President, Aejaz Ahmed Rather as the General Secretary and Amutha Jayadeep as the Joint Secretary.

Earlier on 15 September, the counting was halted after members of the ABVP allegedly attacked members of the Election Committee and attempted to snatch away sealed ballot boxes and ballot papers from within the vote counting centre, the Committee members said.

Over 5,000 students cast their votes in the JNUSU election on Friday.

Snapshot
  • JNUSU elections recorded their highest voter percentage in six years, at 67 percent
  • Twelve organisations issued a joint statement against ABVP after the attack
  • Denying the attack, ABVP claimed that their members were the ones being targeted

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2:53 PM , 16 Sep

In Pics: Left Unity Celebrates Victory

JNUSU Polls 2018: It’s All Red as Left Unity Sweeps All Four Seats
(Photo: Malavika Balasubramanian/The Quint)
JNUSU Polls 2018: It’s All Red as Left Unity Sweeps All Four Seats
(Photo: Malavika Balasubramanian/The Quint)

Following the final results of the elections, members of the Left Unity parties were seen celebrating its victory on campus.

JNUSU Polls 2018: It’s All Red as Left Unity Sweeps All Four Seats
(Photo: Malavika Balasubramanian/The Quint)
2:24 PM , 16 Sep
KEY EVENT

Final Results Declared, Left Unity Emerges Victorious

Final results have declared the Left Unity as victors in the JNUSU elections, ANI reported.

The final numbers as reported are:

President
N Sai Balaji (Left Unity): 2161
Lalit Pandey (ABVP): 982

Vice President
Sarika Chaudhary(Left Unity): 2592
Gita Baruah (ABVP)- 1012

General Secretary
Aejaz Ahmed Rather (Left Unity): 2423
Ganesh Gurjar (ABVP): 1223

Joint Secretary
Amutha Jayadeep (Left Unity): 2047
Venkat Choubey (ABVP): 1290

Occupying the four posts are N Sai Balaji as President, Sarika Chaudhary as Vice President, Aejaz Ahmed Rather as General Secretary and Amutha Jayadeep as Joint Secretary.

2:01 PM , 16 Sep
KEY EVENT

"Fight it Back and Fight it Well: Outgoing President Geeta Kumari

Speaking to The Quint, outgoing President Geeta Kumari says her advice to the incoming President, N Sai Balaji is to “fight it back and fight it well”.

2:01 PM , 16 Sep
KEY EVENT

This Victory is for All Students: JNUSU President-Elect Sai Balaji

JNUSU President-Elect N Sai Balaji (Left Unity) speaks to The Quint on what this victory for the Left Unity means for politics both within the JNU campus, and outside it.

“It’s a victory not just for the left parties, but for all students,” he says.


Published: 15 Sep 2018, 6:53 PM IST
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