JNUSU polls: Left maintains lead, Delhi HC restrains JNU from declaring results

As per sources, after counting of 5,050 ballots out of 5,762 votes, Left Unity’s Aishe Ghosh was leading the race for President

JNUSU polls: Left maintains lead, Delhi HC restrains JNU from declaring results
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Despite counting process has nearly been completed, results of the JNUSU polls will not be announced on Sunday as Delhi HC has restrained the university to notify the results till September 17.

Delhi HC, on Friday has ordered that the results be put off till September 17 on the pleas by two students, who had alleged illegal rejection of their nominations. Petitioners have filed their nominations for the post of councilors.

As per sources, after counting of 5,050 ballots out of 5,762 votes, Left Unity’s Aishe Ghosh was leading the race for President with 2,070 votes in her kitty.

Till the time of news writing, there was a close contest between BAPSA’s Jitendra Suna with 985 votes and ABVP’s Manish Jangid with 981 votes for the second position.

For the post of Vice-President, Left Unity’s Saket Moon, as per the sources, lead with 3028 votes and ABVP’s Shruti Agnihotri with 1165 votes was at the second position.

In the race for General Secretary, Left Unity’s Satish Chandra Yadav was leading by the time of news writing with 2228 votes and BAPSA’s Waseem RS with 1070 votes.

Left Unity’s Danish lead the race for the post of Joint Secretary with 2938 votes and ABVP’s Sumanta Kumar Sahu with 1310 votes till the time of news writing.

The counting process that begun at 11.55 pm on Friday had to be put on hold due to the deadlock between the students and the university’s Grievance Redressal Cell (GRC).

The students demanded a written undertaking from the polling agents that the results would not be disclosed before September 17. It was then decided that apart from the initial trends, the final results will be declared later by the university.

As per claims made by student bodies, the university recorded turnout of 67.9 per cent- highest turnout in last seven years on Friday.

However, clear picture would emerge only after the results are announced. Earlier, the results were supposed to be declared on Sunday.

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