Allahabad University Student’s Union elections witnessed a come back for National Student’s Union of India, NSUI, the congress backed student after 6 consecutive years.
The elected officials are:
President: Uday Prakash Yadav, secured 3698 votes.
Vice President: Akhiesh Yadav, secured 2157 votes.
General Secretary: Shivam Singh, secured 2823 votes.
Joint Secretary: Satyam Singh Saini, secured 3199 votes.
Cultural Secretary: Aditya Singh, secured 1832 votes.
The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) managed to secure only one seat ie the General Secretary.
It has been alleged that, soon after the results were declared the frustrated right winged student activists set fire in the hostel rooms of the winning candidates and both of NSUI and Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha (SCS) along with few other activists.
In less than one month, it is the second big defeat for Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in student union polls at univeristies leading to reported violence and clashes later. In September, the saffron ideology was defeated in JNU.
Karishma Thakur, the National General Secretary of NSUI said, “The Student Union elections results in Punjab University, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Guhati University, Rajasthan University, Jodhpur University, Udaipur University, Gujarat University and now Allahabad Univeristy shows that the youth of the nation rejected the saffron ideology and stand against ABVP. Although, it must be noted that in all the above mentioned universities, polling was done on ballot paper unlike Delhi University where EVM machines were used for the same. The results of which are not just contradictory but surprising!”