Initially, the votes polled in various schools - School of Social Sciences (SSS), SIS (School of International Studies) and School of Languages (SL) are important - will be counted and then the central panel - president, vice president, general secretary and joint secretary - votes counting will start.
1. The United Left alliance retains all four seats, defeating the RSS-backed ABVP by considerable margins. United Left candidate Geeta Kumari won the president's post by defeating Nidhi Tripathi of ABVP by 464 votes. Shabana Ali of BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students' Association) polled 935 votes, election panel officials said.
2. United Left Alliance have secured 4 councilor seats each in prestigious SIS and SSS schools while BASO got one seat in SSS and one seat from SIS went to an independent candidate.
3. For the president's post, there were seven candidates are in the fray including Geeta Kumari from AISA-SFI-DSF alliance, Nidhi Tripathi from the ABVP, Aparajita Raja from AISF, Shabana Ali from BAPSA and M D Farooque Alam who is an independent candidate. All student groups have fielded women candidates for the post of President this year.
4. In central panel votes, United Left Alliance recorded a clean sweep in the School of International Studies. ABVP is second in Vice President post while BAPSA is placed second in all the other three posts.
5. The United Left Alliance (SFI-AISA-DSF), CPI's AISF, the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the Congress' National Students Union of India (NSUI), and the Birsa-Ambedkar-Phule Students' Association (BAPSA) are the prominent groups in the fray.
6. BAPSA is known to be a staunch opponent of the Left parties in the campus with the Bahujan- minorities-Dalit politics and was only second to them in the previous union election, leaving the ABVP behind.
7. Ahead of the JNUSU polls, during the traditional and presidential debate, independent candidate M D Farooque Alam stole the show at the night-long event as he kept the audience hooked with his witty speech and hit out at student political outfits for indulging in ideological wars.
8. ABVP was able to win their traditional strongholds like School of Environment Sciences (2 seats from total 3), School of life Sciences (all the 3 seats), School of physical Science (1), School of computational & integrative Sciences (1), School of Biotechnology (1) and Special Centre of Sanskrit studies (1) in councilor posts. But, in a major shift in JNU's campus politics, the science schools join the social justice debate, with BAPSA getting good amount of votes, students are sending a clear message to ABVP and left organisations.
9. During presidential debate, the presidential candidates raised several issues ranging from mob lynching, disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, several policies of NDA government, UGC notification on seat cuts, gender justice, Triple Talaq, murder of Gauri Lankesh, hostel problem and placements in the campus.
10. Before the presidential debate on September 6, the campus witnessed School General Body Meetings (GBM) and University General Body Meeting (UGBM) in last two weeks.
JNUSU Election 2017: Results Updates
September 10, 4.00 a.m: The United Left alliance retains all four seats in the JNUSU election, defeating the RSS-backed ABVP by considerable margins. United Left candidate Geeta Kumari won the president's post by defeating Nidhi Tripathi of ABVP by 464 votes. Shabana Ali of BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students' Association) polled 935 votes, election panel officials said.
Out of the total 4639 votes polled, 4620 were valid as 19 votes were discarded after voters put their slips in wrong ballots, they said.
September 10, 12.15 a.m: United Left Alliance secures decisive lead to win all the central panel posts.
September 9, 7.05 p.m: SFI Central Executive Committee member and JNU student Nitheesh Narayan says the United Left Alliance moves to a clean sweep in the elections.
September 9, 6.38 p.m: Here is the latest update from School of Languages councilor counting. United Left Alliance all the way.
September 9, 5.30 p.m: After counting of the 2131 votes, SFI-AISA-DSF United Left Alliance is leading in all the four central panel posts.
September 9, 4.34 p.m: ABVP secured clear lead in science schools. But the results of big schools like SSS and SIS are important.
September 9, 4.34 p.m: The United Left Alliance president candidate, Geeta Kumari retains her lead after 2031 votes are counted.
September 9, 4.10 p.m: After the completion of counting in Science schools and SIS, ABVP's presidential candidate is leading.
JNUSU Polls:- Arvind Gunasekar (@arvindgunasekar) September 9, 2017
At the end of counting of two schools (SIS & Science)
Nidhi (ABVP) - 517
Geeta (Left) - 492
Shabana (BAPSA) - 350
September 9, 3.37 p.m: Chepal Sherpa of Bhagat Singh Ambedkar Students Organisation (BASO) gets elected as Councillor from SSS with the highest votes at 552 votes. The BASO is a one year old organisation in the campus formed by Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.
September 9, 3.23 p.m: According to the trends in School of Languages (SL), United Left Alliance is leading in all the central panel posts:
#JNUSU Elections 2017-18: After counting 300 votes, United Left is leading in 4 councillor posts out of 5 in the School of Languages.- SFI JNU Unit (@SfiJnuUnit) September 9, 2017
September 9, 3.17 p.m: In central panel votes, United Left Alliance records a clean sweep in SIS.
September 9, 2.14 p.m: As the central panel counting is underway in SIS, United Left Alliance is leading in all the four posts. ABVP is positioned second in vice president post contest while BAPSA is placed second in all other posts.
September 9, 2.14 p.m: This how the SSS voted for councilor posts:
September 9, 2.11 p.m: This is a special fete for Students Federation of India (SFI) in the campus.
SFI alliance wins the Convenorship of School of Social Sciences in #JNUSU for 39th time out of 43 years.- Subin Dennis (@subindennis) September 9, 2017
September 9, 1.57 p.m: In SIS, United Left Alliance's central panel candidates are leading.
September 9, 1.47 p.m: This is a major shift in JNU's campus politics. Finally, the science schools join the social justice debate in campus, sending a clear message to ABVP by leaning towards BAPSA.
September 9, 1.36 p.m: According Samim Asgor Ali, an activist from JNU campus, the United Left Alliance is leading all the central panel seats when the SIS votes are being counted now.
September 9, 1.33 p.m: An SFI activist from the campus claimed that the United Left Alliance have secured 4 councilor seats each in prestigious SIS and SSS schools while BASO got one seat in SSS and one seat from SIS went to independent.
(With Inputs from PTI and IANS)
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