The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) candidate Rohit Mishra has won the president’s post in the prestigious Allahabad University Students’...
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) candidate Rohit Mishra has won the president’s post in the prestigious Allahabad University Students’ Union. ABVP also secured the position of Joint Secretary, while other three posts-- Vice-President, General Secretary and Cultural Secretary were won by Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha (SCS), the students body of the ruling Samajwadi Party of Uttar Pradesh. ABVP, the students wing of RSS-BJP, has won the top post for the first time since the restoration of student union elections in the central varsity in 2012.
Rohit Mishra of ABVP defeated the SCS' Ajit Yadav by a thin margin of 95 votes to win the prestigious election. While Mr Mishra secured 3,397 votes, Mr Yadav, also known as ‘Vidhayak’ polled in 3,302 votes. The SCS candidates, however, saw its candidates Adeel Hamza (Sahil) and Shivbalak Yadav elected as vice-president and general secretary. Mr Hamza defeated his nearest rival by 120 votes in a tight battle, while Mr Yadav secured a comfortable win. SCS' Manish Kumar Saini got elected as the Cultural Secretary, while ABVP's Abhishek Kumar Pandey won the Joint Secretary post.
The election results were declared last night. Last year, while independent candidate Richa Singh, who was supported by the SCS, won the president’s election, the other four were bagged by ABVP, which has made its presence felt in the AU in the last few years. Ms Singh created history, when she became the first female president since independence, and perhaps only second in history of the University. Later, Ms Singh joined the ruling SP.