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.
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.
- 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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In Pics: Left Unity Celebrates Victory
Following the final results of the elections, members of the Left Unity parties were seen celebrating its victory on campus.
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:
N Sai Balaji (Left Unity): 2161
Lalit Pandey (ABVP): 982
Sarika Chaudhary(Left Unity): 2592
Gita Baruah (ABVP)- 1012
Aejaz Ahmed Rather (Left Unity): 2423
Ganesh Gurjar (ABVP): 1223
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.
"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”.
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.
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02:09 PM, 15 Sep2018 JNUSU Elections Record Highest Voter Turnout in Six Years
02:29 PM, 15 SepABVP Members 'Attack' Vote Counting Centre
02:40 PM, 15 SepTwelve Organisations Issue Statement Demanding Removal of ABVP Members from Counting Centre
02:40 PM, 15 SepABVP’s Denies Attack, Alleges Rigging by Election Committee
10:46 PM, 15 SepLeft Unity Leading After Counting of 250 Ballots
12:55 AM, 15 SepResults After Counting of 700/5185 Votes
01:04 AM, 15 SepJNU Students Allegedly Attacked by Goons
08:07 AM, 16 SepResults After Counting 2206/5185 Votes
02:24 PM, 16 SepFinal Results Declared, Left Unity Emerges Victorious
02:01 PM, 16 Sep"Fight it Back and Fight it Well: Outgoing President Geeta Kumari
02:01 PM, 16 SepThis Victory is for All Students: JNUSU President-Elect Sai Balaji