Delhi high court permits JNU election committee to declare 2019 poll results

Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: September 18, 2019

JNUSU Result 2019: During the hearing, the court said that it would not call off the elections just because one of the schools does not have participation. The court had restrained the varsity from notifying the election results till September 17.


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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday permitted the Jawaharlal Nehru University to declare the students’ union election results in accordance with the Lyngdoh Committee.

On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court permitted the Jawahrlal Nehru University to declare the students’ union election results in accordance with the Lyngdoh Committee.

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva while disposing of the writ petition of students alleging that their nominations for polls were illegally rejected for elections of councillor in JNUSU said, “The Jawaharlal Nehru University is permitted to notify the result in accordance with the recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee”.

The court said that it would not call off the elections “just because one of the schools didn’t participate.”

The court also asked the ‘aggrieved students’ to approach the Grievance Redressal Cell for any issue and said that the results would be subject to the final outcome of the decisions taken by the GRC.

The JNUSU elections were held on September 7 and as many as 68 percent of the total JNU students had cast their votes.

The court was hearing two petitions seeking re-elections in accordance with the rules laid by the Lyngdoh Committee and challenging the rejection of their nomination for post of a councillor.
 

The counting process saw several disruptions but the Delhi High Court had ordered a stay on the announcement of results. The petitions were filed by JNU students Anshuman Dubey and Amit Kumar Dwivedi and one of their grievances raised by a petitioner is that the election commission of the university has reduced the number of councillor seats from 55 to 46.

Student Participation

Finally, after all the controversies, the elections to the JNUSU 2019 saw a massive participation of students on September 6 wherein a total number of  5762 votes were polled, equal to 67.9% of the student body. This mandate clearly shows the respect and trust the student community has entrusted on the Election Committee even after multiple attempts by the administration to interfere and continuously influence this year's election. Be it continuous harassment of JNU EC, barging into counting halls by Dean of Students and Associate deans violating moral conduct and intimidating the EC.
 

Finally the Tally that was only declared today:
 

After counting 5150 votes,the position of candidates is as follows:

*President candidates*

Aishe Ghosh (SFI-DSF-AISA-AISF) — 2069
Jitendra Suna (BAPSA-Fraternity) — 985
Manish Jangid (ABVP) — 981
Prashant Kumar (NSUI) — 665
Priyanka Bharti (CRJD) — 137
Raghavendra Mishra (Independent) — 46
NOTA — 102
Blank — 24
Invalid — 41

*Vice-President candidates*

Rishiraj Yadav (CRJD) — 216
Saket Moon (SFI-DSF-AISA-AISF) — 3028
Shruti Agnihotri (ABVP) — 1165
NOTA — 484
Blank — 147
Invalid — 10

*General Secretary candidates*

Sabareesh PA (ABVP) — 1182
Satish Chandra Yadav (SFI-DSF-AISA-AISF) — 2229
Waseem RS (BAPSA-Fraternity) — 1093
NOTA — 459
Blank — 77
Invalid — 10

*Joint Secretary candidates*

Md. Danish (SFI-DSF-AISA-AISF) — 2938
Sumanta Kumar Sahu (ABVP) — 1310
NOTA — 637
Blank — 156
Invalid — 9