Tight Contest Between Left, ABVP In JNU Students' Union Election, Counting Underway – News18

Curated By: Kavya Mishra
Last Updated: March 24, 2024, 20:55 IST
New Delhi, India
Jawaharlal Nehru University. (File Photo)
A close contest is being seen between RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Left in Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union election. The counting is still underway and the final results are expected by this evening.
In the elections conducted after 4-year Covid hiatus, the United Left alliance comprising All India Students’ Association (AISA), Democratic Students Federation (DSF), Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and All India Students’ Federation (AISF), is contesting against the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
ABVP’s presidential candidate Umesh Chandra got 1,162 out of 3,295 votes counted so far, while the Left nominee secured 1,361.
Dhananjay (Left)- 2,411
Umesh Chandra Ajmeera (ABVP)- 1,787
Avijit Ghosh (Left)- 2,135
Deepika Sharma (ABVP)- 1,545
Arjun Anand (ABVP) – 1,992
Priyanshi Arya (BAPSA, Left Supported) – 2,719
Govind Dangi (ABVP) – 2,159
Mo Sajid (Left) – 2,336
Ever since JNU was established in 1969, left-wing student organisations, specifically the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) affiliated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), have had a strong influence on student politics.
The SFI has had an impressive 22 victories in the presidential post, while the All India Students’ Association (AISA) has secured it 11 times. It’s quite remarkable to see the impact these organizations have had on shaping student politics at JNU over the years.
The presidential debate for the JNUSU elections was held on March 20. Polling was held on March 22 and the result will be out on Sunday.


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