Published: 17th September 2019
New JNUSU to be officially announced at 7 pm after Delhi HC clears the decks, leaves it to GRC
The JNUSU 2019 election results were withheld after two students filed a plea saying that their nominations were cancelled
After much hustle and drama surrounding the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) Elections 2019, the Delhi High Court has now ruled in the university election committee's favour. This means that the elections which were held on September 6 are valid and that the results will be officially declared today at 7 pm.
However, while disposing of the petitions, the Delhi High Court said that the matter had to be adjudicated by the Grievance Redressal Committee and if they so wished, they could take it up with them — and the committee was within its rights to deliberate on the matter and pass their own judgement.
The election's results were withheld and a stay was issued, after two students Anshuman Dubey and Anuj Dwivedi had filed a plea saying that their nominations to contest as councillors were rejected by the EC. The petitioners had apparently stated that the Lyngdoh committee recommendations have not been followed. The EC and the JNU counsel had previously denied these claims
There was however no ban on counting the votes. The official trends said that the Left Unity had swept the polls, winning all four central panel seats. Aishe Ghosh from the SFI has won the President's post with 2313 votes. The ABVP and BAPSA candidates got 1128 and 1122 votes respectively.
The Left's Saket Moon has one of the highest margins with a staggering 3365 votes for the post of the Vice President. Shruti Agnihotri from the ABVP has managed to get 1355 and 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 from the Left won by the largest margin by 1787 votes. He got a total of 3295 votes while Sumanta Sahu got 1508 votes.