The Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) are right now being held on Wednesday. Twenty-three candidates from different student political parties are in the fray.
Nearly 1.35 lakh students will choose one of the 23 candidates. The results will be declared on September 13.
Almost 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed in 52 centers over the varsity. The polling started at 8 am and will end at 1 pm. In evening colleges, it will be held between 3 pm and 7.30 pm.
The top political party standing in the election are National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) – the student wing of Congress, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) – the students wing of BJP, Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) – AAP student wing, and left-wing students’ outfit All India Students Association (AISA).
AISA and CYSS are together challenging the surveys. In their election manifesto, NSUI guaranteed the “Institute of Eminence” tag for Delhi University and thalis for Rs 10, while ABVP promised to spend 50 percent of the union’s budget on ladies and social justice related activities, alongside an special attention regarding promote sports and installing sanitary pads vending machines on school campuses.
Last year, the election saw a 43-percent voter turnout.