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Left alliance set for sweep in JNU student’s union poll

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The united-Left panel looks set to sweep all four central panel posts of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union election, which was held on Friday (September 8) with Student Federation of India (SFI) candidate Aishe Ghosh gaining a strong lead over the others.

The Left panel consisting All India Students’ Association (AISA), Students’ Federation of India (SFI), Democratic Students’ Federation (DSF) and All India Students’ Federation (AISF) had contested the election in an alliance on all seats. However, results can’t notified as the Delhi high court had on Friday restricted the varsity from declaring the results till September 17.

Polling for the keenly-contested elections saw a turnout of 67.9%, believed to be the highest in seven years, said JNU election commission chairman Shashank Patel.

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After counting 5,050 of the 5,762 votes Aishe Ghosh of SFI secured 2,069 votes while Jitendra Suna from Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA) was in the second spot with 985 votes, with ABVP’s Manish Jangid in the third place with 981 votes.

For the post of vice-president, united-Left panel’s Saket Moon of Democratic Students’ Federation (DSF) was leading with 3,028 votes with Shruti Agnihotri from ABVP in second place with 1,156 votes.

For the post of general secretary, Satish Chandra, from the united Left, was leading with 2,228 votes with Sabareesh P.A. from ABVP in second place with 1,182 votes. For joint secretary, united-Left panel’s Md. Danish was leading with 2938 votes with Sumanta Kumar Sahu from ABVP taking second place with 1,310 votes.

Last year too, the united-Left panel had won all four central posts.

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