New Delhi, Sept 16: The results of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) elections will be declared today, as the counting of votes resumed earlier in the day following a hours of suspension. The Left Unity alliance was leading the vote-count for all the four posts - President, Vice President, Secretary and Joint Secretary. Stay tuned here for the live updates on results emerging from JNU.
In the polls held on Thursday, the highest-ever - 67.1 per cent voting was recorded with over 5,000 students casting their mandate. The RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad claims that the increase in voter turnout hinted a wave against the communists who have been dominating the students' union for decades.
On Saturday, counting of votes was suspended after ABVP supporters allegedly broke into the office of election commissioners and snatched ballot boxed from them.
JN(U) students' leader Umar Khalid, late night on Saturday, claimed hundreds of "ABVP goons" are waiting with sticks outside the campus to mitigate the counting process.
The student bodies contesting the polls include the Left-backed All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI), Democratic Students' Federation (DSF) and All India Students' Federation (AISF), who have come together to form the United-Left alliance. Besides the Left bloc, there are candidates of ABVP, NSUI (National Students' Union of India) and BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association).