The Left, with the alliance of the SFI, AISA and DSF emerged as the winner in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union elections, as it retained all four seats, defeating the BJP-backed ABVP.

ABVP managed to come second in all four central panel posts while BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association) was pushed to the third place.

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However, ABVP’s presidential candidate Nidhi Tripathi secured more votes than any other candidate in School of Sciences.

Saket Bahuguna, the ABVP’s national media convener, said that despite the victory of the united-Left alliance (AISA, SFI, DSF) in all four seats, the ABVP is now the single largest student organisation in JNU.

“Now, with more than 4,000 votes together on four central panel posts, the ABVP is the single largest student organisation in JNU. We also won 10 councillor seats, which is the highest for a single organisation. The ABVP swept almost all seats in the Science schools”, reported PTI.

b’BAPSA pushed to third place in JNUSU elections | Source: Facebook’

The supporters of BAPSA, which secured third place after the final results were announced, considered it a victory as they were able to increase the voter base as a single unit.

BAPSA presidential candidate Shabana Ali said she was satisfied with the numbers as the party has grown a strong base on the campus. 

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Independent presidential candidate Farooque M D Alam, who stole the show in the presidential debate, managed to get three more votes (419) than AISF candidate Aparajitha Raja.

Congress-affiliated NSUI put up a poor show with its presidential candidate Vrishnika Singh getting just 82 votes. A total of 127 NOTA votes were polled for the president post.

Ankit Roy from ABVP, who was allegedly involved in a “scuffle” with missing student Najeeb, pushed third for the councillor post of the School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies