140 polling booths in 51 colleges for DUSU elections today
The Delhi University goes for polls on Friday and the election office has put in all arrangements to conduct the students’ Union elections smoothly. A total of 140 polling booths will be established to facilitate voting in the 51 colleges. The approximate voters that will determine the fate of the candidates in the fray on the elections scheduled on September 9 is 1.2 lakh. Ramjas College of the North campus, with 6,332 voters, has the highest number of voters. While department of Library Information Science, with 83 voters, has the lowest number of voters.
Elections control rooms have been established at South campus, Saheed Bhagat Singh College, Deshbandhu College, Ayurvedic & Unani Tibbia College, SPM College, Bhagani Nivedita College, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, Shyamlal College and Lakshamibai College. This year, Delhi University had decided to introduce the None Of The Above (NOTA ) option on the Electronic Voting Machines. It is notable that DU was the first college to use EVMs in the country.
In this year’s election, the BJP-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is eyeing for a hat-trick of clean sweep of the students’ union. The beleaguered Congress-supported National Students’ Union of India (NSUI)) is hoping to make a comeback. However, all India Students’ Association (AISA) is another major contestant in the DUSU election.