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Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union Elections Dhananjay Became JNUSU President Leftist Student Organizations Won – Left once again hoisted the flag in JNU student union elections, Dhananjay became president: ABVP lost on all four posts. theinsiderinsight

New Delhi:

Leftist student organizations have once again got a landslide victory in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union elections. Left candidate Dhananjay has won the post of JNUSU President by defeating Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) candidate Umesh C Ajmira by 922 votes. Leftist student organizations and their supported candidates have won all four seats, including that of the President.

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Left organizations have captured three posts by defeating Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the JNUSU elections; BAPSA candidate has won the post of General Secretary. The BAPSA candidate was also supported by left organisations. On all the seats, the Left organization and its supported candidates were in competition with the RSS-backed student organization ABVP. A lot of enthusiasm was seen among the students regarding the elections being held after 4 years.

Voting was highest after 12 years
There was 73 percent voting on Friday for the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) elections, which is the highest in the last 12 years. The election committee said that the JNUSU elections were held in two phases, which were delayed due to logistical arrangements. This time voting took place after a gap of four years and more than 7,700 registered voters cast their votes through secret ballot.

A total of 17 polling stations were set up in various study centers for voting. Voting started around 11 am and continued till 7 pm. The voting percentage in JNU was 67.9 percent in 2019, 67.8 percent in 2018, 59 percent in 2016-17, 55 percent in 2015, 55 percent in 2013-14 and 60 percent in 2012. When voters were standing in queues to cast their votes at their respective centres, supporters of various student organizations raised slogans in favor of their leaders.

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