08092017-CT-01.qxd 9/8/2017 1:20 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 8 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 33°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 23.6°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.36 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.04 AM WINNERS ON PRESIDENT’S SEAT 2017 2016 NSUI PUSU alliance 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 SOI alliance NSUI alliance NSUI alliance SOPU alliance SOPU alliance PUSU alliance VOTER TURNOUT OVER THE YEARS 70 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 60 50 WINNERS 62% 67% 57% 59% 68% 60.8% 56% 56% 61% 60.4% NSUI/HIMSU PUSU/NSUI SOI/HIMSU/ /GGSU/ (SF)/HSPA/ NSO/INSO HSA/PFS NSO NSUI/ PUSU NSUI/ PUSU PUSU SOPU/ SOI PUSU SOPU/ INSO SOPU/ ABVP ❝ Among my priorities are banning outsiders on the campus, women security, making the PU a centrally funded institution and ensuring that there is no fee hike. — Jashan Kamboj, NEWLY ELECTED PUCSC PRESIDENT NSUI IN THE SADDLE Emerges from 2 consecutive defeats to bag 3 seats; PUSU alliance gets 1 Bhartesh Singh Thakur & Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 7 The National Students Union of India (NSUI) emerged from two consecutive defeats to bag three posts — those of president, vice-president and secretary — while the incumbent Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) alliance could bag only the joint secretary’s seat in the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) elections today. PU MANDATE What was expected to be a close contest ended in a onesided affair right from the beginning — a centrist party won, the Left got weaker while the strength of the Right increased. A farmer’s son, Jashan Kamboj (22), of the University Institute of Applied Management Sciences (UIAMS) defeated his nearest rival Hassanpreet Kaur of the Students for Society (SFS), a leftist par- Newly elected student council president Jashan Kamboj (centre), vice-president Karanvir Singh (right) and general secretary Vani Sood celebrate their victory with their supporters at the Student Centre in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL ty, by a margin of 611 votes. Kamboj got 2,801 votes while Kaur of the physics department received 2,190 votes. PUSU’s Kuldeep Singh was third with 1,692 votes. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s Avinash Pandey, who is from the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), got as many as 725 votes from his c m y b department alone, the highest for any candidate. He polled 1,522 votes and came fourth. The votes even surpassed the party’s expectations. Kamboj hails from Ferozepur. He has been associated with the NSUI for the past two years. “Among my priorities are banning outsiders on the campus, women security, making the PU a centrally funded institution and ensuring that there is no fee hike,” he said. The faction-ridden NSUI had to fight on all four seats on its own as every faction wanted its candidate to contest. The Himachal Students Union (HIMSU), the Gandhi Group Students Union (GGSU), the Hindustan Students Association (HSA) and the PUSU for Students (PSF) supported it unconditionally. Hassanpreet Kaur of the SFS got less votes than what the party got last year when it had polled 2,494 votes. At that time, the party had contested only the president’s post. The party had blamed the authorities for allegedly conniving with the NSUI to ensure its defeat. continued on page 2 DETAILED COVERAGE PAGE 2,3 RESULTS PRESIDENT Jashan Kamboj (NSUI) Hassanpreet Kaur (SFS) Kuldeep Singh (PUSU) Avinash Pandey (ABVP) NOTA VOTES 2,801 2,190 1,692 1,522 240 VICE-PRESIDENT Karanvir Singh (NSUI) Nidhi Lamba (PPSO) Shiv Saurav (SFS) Tanvi (SOI) NOTA 3,758 2,420 1,938 1,001 501 SECRETARY Vani Sood (NSUI) Suraj Dahiya (NSO) Ranjit Singh (SFS) Ravinder Singh (PUHH) NOTA 2,965 2,296 1,466 1,276 485 JOINT SECRETARY Karanbir Singh (ISA) Ijyaa Singh (NSUI) Karan Goyal (SFS) Suhail Jain (SOI) NOTA 3,153 2,778 1,881 546 555 (NOTA figures were the highest for the joint secretary’s post, even higher than the votes of SOI candidate) PRESIDENT: Jashan Kamboj (22) DEPARTMENT: UIAMS PRIORITIES: Sanitation, hostel facilities, better placements and making PU a centrally funded institution. VICE-PRESIDENT: Karanvir Singh (21) DEPARTMENT: UICET PRIORITIES: Improving placements, sanitation, women security, improving e-rickshaws in Sector 25, ramps and washrooms for physically challenged students. SECRETARY: Vani Sood (21) DEPARTMENT: UIET PRIORITIES: Improving sanitation and working for women empowerment. JOINT SECRETARY: Karanbir Singh Randhawa (22) DEPARTMENT: Anthropology PRIORITIES: Making PU a central university, strengthening of placement cells, implementation of students’ exchange programmes and construction of more hostels.
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