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Nishant Kaushal, Ashiq Mohammad elected President, Secretary in Panjab university polls
Thursday September 8, 2016 12:42 PM, PTI


Making a strong comeback after a gap of three years, the alliance led by Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) tonight swept the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) polls.

Candidates of PUSU, National Students Union of India (NSUI Students Front), a breakaway group of Congress student body NSUI, and Himachal Students Association (HSA) won all the four seats of President, Vice President, Secretary and Joint Secretary, an election office spokesperson said.

Nishant Kaushal, who won the race for President got 843 defeating his closest rival Piyush Anand of Students Organisation of India (SOI) by 318 votes.

Avneet Kaur, who won the election for Vice President, bagged 3,296 votes as against 2,905 by Sabhya Jaswal of Indian National Students Organisation (INSO).

Ashiq Mohammad, narrowly won the closely fought election of Secretary as he received 3,381 votes as against 3,362 votes by Krishan Kumar of ABVP while Amit Kaushik who won the election for Joint Secretary received 3,576 votes as against 2,819 by Manvi Gandhi of ABVP.

Congress' student wing finished third while BJP and Akali Dal's student wing SOI and ABVP finished on second spot.

68 per cent of over 15,000 students exercised their franchise for the four posts.

"The elections were conducted peacefully," the spokesperson said.

Last year SOI had won the polls.

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