Published: 09th September 2019
We have never fought for power unlike left coalition: ABVP after JNUSU poll debacle
Sources had confirmed that Aishe Ghosh from the SFI has won the President's post with 2313 votes. The Left coalition swept the rest of the central panel as well
Stressing on the fact that releasing the results before September 17 is a violation of the Delhi High Court Order, right-wing students' organisation said that they have improved their position when it came to vote share and that is an achievement in itself given that they were fighting a six-party coalition. Even though the left coalition is set to win the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union elections 2019, ABVP is not disheartened.
Lalit Pandey, the ABVP Presidential candidate for the 2018 elections, said that they were not at liberty to talk about the results explicitly. "All the agents who had gone for the counting had to sign an undertaking to not disclose the results. What the others have done (release the results) is a blatant disregard of the HC order," he said. "I cannot tell you the numbers but we have improved our vote share this time and have been consistently doing so in the past few years. We have fared well given that we were fighting a six-party coalition," added Pandey.
The student leader also added that the ABVP has fared well in the School of International Studies (SIS) and School of Social Sciences (SSS). "We have never fought for power. We strive to help individuals and fight for the ideals that we believe in. We will not form a coalition just to get to power," said Pandey.
Sources had confirmed that Aishe Ghosh from the SFI has won the President's post with 2313 votes. The ABVP and BAPSA candidates were trailing way behind with 1128 and 1122 votes respectively. The Left coalition swept the rest of the central panel as well — Saket Moon (Left) has one of the highest margins (of 2030 votes) with a staggering 3365 votes in his bag for the post of the Vice President. Shruti Agnihotri from the ABVP has managed to get 1355 and the third runner up, funnily enough, was NOTA.
Satish Yadav from the Left Unity got 2518 votes and the ABVP'S Sabareesh PA came second with 1355 votes and Waseem RS from the BAPSA garnered 1232 votes. The Left's Md Danish won by the second-largest margin by 1787 votes. He got a total of 3295 votes while Sumanta Sahu got 1508 votes. The official announcement of the results will be on September 17 but quiet celebrations have already begun.