ABVP on top in R'than student body elections

Two rival groups clash over results, damage vehicles

 The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad had a dream run in the students’ union polls in Rajasthan as it grabbed the top posts in all major universities.

ABVP, also the opposition BJP’s student wing, installed Rajesh Meena as the president of Rajasthan University Students’ Union (RUSU).

Two rival student groups also clashed with each other, damaging six state roadways buses and setting ablaze two motorcycles in Karauli district, following results of polls to students’ bodies in universities and degree colleges of the state.
Congress’ student body, the National Students’ Union of India, received a major drubbing in what can be seen as a bad omen for the ruling party.

The outcome of students’ union polls held on Saturday was extremely disappointing for the NSUI as none of its candidates for the president’s post could bag the seat.  
Even the left-backed Students’ Federation of India (SFI) put up a good by snatching key posts in the universities across the state and clinching president’s post in Jai Narayan Vyas University in Jodhpur, which happens to be chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s constituency.

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s (ABVP) Rajesh Meena was elected as the president of Rajasthan University Students’ Union (RUSU).
NSUI managed to win the remaining three seats with Neha Singh elected as vice-president, Lalit Kumar as general secretary and Rajendra Kumar Choudhary as joint secretary.

In Kota, Ajmer and Udaipur too, ABVP candidates won the president’s post. In Bikaner, rebel ABVP candidate clinched the apex post. In Kota University, ABVP’s Manish Chaudhary defeated NSUI candidate by just one vote.

NSUI also bit the dust in Jodhpur as well as the student party’s candidate stood fourth. The SFI bagged the presidential post in JNV University,   ABVP candidate stood third.
It has been three years since the students’ union polls were reintroduced after a ban of several years. The top-most coveted post of president in RUSU has so far eluded the NSUI.

Clash over results

Following the results of the student union elections, supporters of Hari Gujjar, who lost the presidential seat to Ramveer Meena in Karauli Government college started pelting stones on the other groups last evening, police said on Sunday.

They damaged state roadways buses and clashed with the supporters of the winner candidate, the police said.
They said 17 persons have been held in this connection.

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