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JNUSU polls draw 60% voters


The election to the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) saw a 60 per cent turnout, about 6.7 per cent more than the previous year. Counting of votes will start late on Friday night and results are expected by 11 or 12 September. 

According to the Election Commission, 5161 votes were polled at various polling stations and the voting was generally peaceful. The total number of votes in JNU is 8,600. The results for elections to the post of counsellors of different schools are expected from Saturday morning. 

Results for the four member JNUSU panel are expected by Sunday or Monday. The voting at SIS centre could not be started on time as the name of a counsellor candidate Ankur Arayan from ABVP was missing from the ballot paper. 

ABVP complained to the election committee after which an emergency meeting of all student organisations was called and it was decided to reprint the ballot papers. 

The process took time and hence voting started about two hours late. However, the voters were given two hours extra in the evening at this centre.