DUSU Election Live Updates: 43.8 Per Cent Voter Turnout Till 7.30 PM

DUSU Election 2018: Delhi University Students Union polls are being jointly contested by AISA and CYSS, the first-ever alliance that has emerged as a strong alternative in NSUI and ABVP.

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DUSU Election Live Updates: 43.8 Per Cent Voter Turnout Till 7.30 PM

Delhi University Election Live: Polling for morning colleges began at 8:30 am and will end at 1 pm.

New Delhi: 

Over one lakh students will today vote in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) election, where 23 candidates from various student organisations are contesting for various central panel posts. Among the major organisations contesting DUSU election 2018 are National Students' Union of India - the student wing of the Congress party, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad - affiliated with the RSS or Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti and Students Federation of India (SFI) - the student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

AAP's Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti is jointly contesting the elections with left-wing student outfit All India Students Association (AISA). The first-ever alliance between AISA and CYSS has emerged as a strong alternative ABVP and NSUI in Delhi University. While AISA will field candidates for the posts of president and vice-president, CYSS candidates will contest for the secretary and joint secretary posts.

The NSUI, looking to maintain their stronghold in 2018, has promised to get the "Institute of Eminence" tag for Delhi University and start food platters for Rs 10 in colleges. The ABVP has promised to spend 50 per cent of the student union's budget on women and social-justice related activities. The CYSS has promised to ensure installation of CCTV cameras, set up of police booths on campus and ending the "culture of hooliganism" if it were to be elected.

Delhi university students will visit their respective colleges to cast their vote, carrying their university identity card. Last year's student union election saw a turnout of 43 per cent. The votes will be counted on September 13, and will begin at 8:30 am in the Community Hall, Police Lines, Kingsway Camp, Delhi.

Here are the LIVE updates of the DUSU Elections 2018:


Sep 12, 2018
22:18 (IST)
The voter turnout for the Delhi University Students' Union poll on Wednesday was around 43.8 per cent till 7.30 pm, an official said.
Sep 12, 2018
18:37 (IST)
Key issues dominating the student union polls this time were Ending hooliganism on campus, 24X7 libraries for students, safer campus for women.

Sep 12, 2018
18:15 (IST)
Students who voted in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls on Wednesday said the results will help political parties gauge the mood of young voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Sep 12, 2018
10:59 (IST)
All India Students Association (AISA) And Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) candidates contesting DUSU Election 2018

Abhigyan - President (AISA)

Anshika Singh- Vice President (AISA)

Chandramani Dev-  Secretary (CYSS)

Sunny Tanwar- Joint Secretary (CYSS)
Sep 12, 2018
10:29 (IST)
Delhi University Elections: As Voting Begins In 52 Centres, Here Are The Poll Promises Being Made
ABVP has promised to give special attention to promoting sports and installing sanitary pad vending machines on college campuses; AAP's Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti has promised to oppose commercialisation of education.
Sep 12, 2018
10:25 (IST)

Sep 12, 2018
10:22 (IST)

Sep 12, 2018
10:13 (IST)
Polling for morning colleges began at 8:30 am and will end at 1 pm

For evening colleges, voting will be held between 3 pm and 7:30 pm.
Sep 12, 2018
10:12 (IST)
Around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed for the Delhi University Students Union Election.
Sep 12, 2018
10:11 (IST)
Senior faculty members posted as observers at the 52 centres, a Delhi University official said.
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