NSUI demands recounting of Joint Secretary post result, may move court
New Delhi: In a major comeback after five years in Delhi University Students Union (DUSU), Congress led NSUI suspected over the malpractice in the recounting of votes.
Consequently, on Thursday, NSUI approached the Delhi University Grievance Cell demanding a recounting of votes polled for the post of Joint Secretary in the student's body election held on Tuesday.
"We have given our complaint to the grievance cell. We are also planning to move the High Court, depending on the decision of the cell," the Congress party's student wing member Neeraj Mishra said on Thursday. The NSUI supporters have been demonstrating outside the cell since Wednesday, he said.
"They (the grievance cell) have given us time till Thursday evening. If we are not satisfied with their decision we will move to High Court," the National Students Union of India member added.
The NSUI on Wednesday bagged the posts of President and Vice President of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU), while its arch-rival ABVP secured the posts of Secretary and Joint Secretary.
The NSUI has been alleging malpractice in the counting of votes for the Joint Secretary post in which Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad's Uma Shankar defeated Avinash Yadav of the NSUI by a slim margin of 342 votes.
It had been earlier announced that the NSUI candidate had won, but the result was reversed later. The NSUI has alleged rigging of votes for the post.