Delhi High Court gives nod to declare Prez poll result
New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday gave go-ahead to DU to declare Presidential poll result. The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) election was held on Tuesday and the counting of votes is scheduled for Wednesday.
The court's order came on a plea by the University seeking modification of its September 8 interim order by which it had allowed National Students Union of India (NSUI) presidential candidate Rocky Tuseed to contest the election but directed the varsity not to declare the results for the post of the President.
The order came after the university contended that partial counting of votes would not be possible as the polls were being conducted through electronic voting machine (EVM) which consists of a single control unit. The court, however, said the poll outcome will be subject to its final decision in the pending petition of Tuseed who has challenged the University Election Commission's order rejecting his nomination for the polls.
"The result for the post of the President be declared as per schedule. The outcome of the election result will be subject to the outcome of this main petition," Justice Indermeet Kaur said.
The high court had in an interim order allowed Tuseed to contest the DUSU elections while setting aside the September 7 order of DU Chief Election Officer. During the day's hearing, the University's counsel sought modification of the court's order saying polling was done by EVM comprising one control unit.
"The petitioner (Tuseed) is permitted to participate in the election of the DUSU for the post of President. He is also permitted to to campaign for the said post. The result of the election will, however, not be declared, it will be kept in a sealed cover. Subject to the final outcome of the writ petition, final result will be declared," it had then said.
The court noted that the plea was not opposed by Tuseed's counsel.