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JNU United Left: “Victory for those who don’t want Hindustan to become lynchistan”

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The United Left alliance of four student groups on Sunday won all four top posts in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) and declared that it was a victory for those who don't want 'Hindustan' to become a 'lynchistan'.

After violence-marred counting process, the Left easily overcame the challenge of the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), leaving it way behind and triggering noisy celebrations in the sprawling campus.

The Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association (BAPSA) trailed at the third position for the post of President, Vice President and General Secretary. The National Students Union of India (NSUI) was the third runner-up for the post of Joint Secretary.

The JNUSU Election Committee said the winners were N Sai Balaji (President), Sarika Chaudhary (Vice President), Aejaz Ahmad Rather (General Secretary) and Amutha Jayadeep (Joint Secretary).

The Friday election drew 5,185 voters were cast, marking a 68 per sent turnout, a steep hike from last year's 58.69%. Of these, 5,170 votes were counted as valid.

New Vice President Sarika Chaudhary received the most votes—2,692. She defeated ABVP's Geeta Sri by 1,679 votes.

Balaji secured the highest winning margin for the........

© National Herald