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JNUSU Elections 2018: Polling underway, students queue up to cast votes; race between 8 candidates for president's post

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 September 2018, 12:50 IST

Days after Delhi University Students' Union polls, the Jawaharlal Nehru University students have geared up to choose their new union leader. The polling for the JNUSU is underway as students queuing up to cast their votes for the four posts of the president, vice-president, secretary and joint secretary.

There is a war between 8 candidates for the President post. The first phase of polling began at 9.30 am and will continue till 1.30 pm. In the second phase, the voting will resume at 2.30 pm and go on till 5.30 pm. All arrangements have been made by the election authorities for the JNUSU elections 2018.

The Left-backed All India Students' Association (AISA), Democratic Students' Federation (DSF), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and All India Students' Federation (AISF) have come together to form the United-Left alliance.

Well, RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) have also put up candidates and are looking to challenge the Left hegemony on campus.

NSUI has fielded Vikas Yadav, Lijy K Babu for vice-president, Md Mofizul Alam for secretary post and Ngurang Reena for the joint-secretary post. While, ABVP has fielded Lalit Pandey for the president's post, Geetashri Boruah for the vice-president's post, Ganesh Gurjar for the post of general secretary and Venkat Choubey for joint secretary's post.

According to PTI, besides routine campaigning, the candidates in the JNUSU polls also participated in the presidential debate on Wednesday night and answered the questions that followed.

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First published: 14 September 2018, 12:50 IST
 
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