PU Polls: PUSU emerges victorious on campus!
9000 odd-votes ended up making rounds for the presidents post in the students election. After the students cast their vote, the counting began at 2:30pm and concluded at 9pm in the Gymnasium hall.
The fate of 25 candidates contesting for the posts of president, vice-president, secretary and joint secretary for PUCSC was decided at the time of update of this report at 9.05pm
Nishant Kaushal became the new president by a whopping 2494 votes, with Punjab University Students Union (PUSU) emerging victorious and securing the top spot.
Students for society (SFS) came second, followed by Piyush Anand of Students Organisation of India (SOI) in third place. National Students Union of India (NSUI) finished fourth.
Coming barely a few months before the Punjab assembly elections, the PU elections became a prestige battle for both the Congress and the SAD. As countdown to the 2017 assembly elections begins, the NSUI claimed to counter the SAD’s “money power” with manpower from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s close team.
The contest was considered among three main alliances led by Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI), SAD-backed Students Organisation of India (SOI) and ABVP-supported Punjab University Students Union (PUSU). Left-leaning Students For Society (SFS) was fighting for the president’s post only.