In a resounding victory for the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress party, the prestigious Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) elections in Chandigarh witnessed a significant shift in power dynamics as NSUI clinched the presidential post. The NSUI wrested the coveted position from the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), the student wing affiliated with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
The newly elected president of PUCSC, Jatinder Singh, who hails from the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET), emerged victorious by defeating his closest rival, Divyansh Thakur of CYSS, with a convincing margin of 603 votes. Mr. Singh secured an impressive 3,002 votes, while Mr. Thakur garnered 2,399 votes, making it a clear win for the NSUI.
Apart from NSUI’s triumph in the presidential race, the Panjab University Campus Student Council elections also saw other student outfits securing key positions. The Indian National Students Organisation (INSO), affiliated with the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), claimed the secretary’s role, while the vice president’s position was secured by the student group Sath. The joint secretary’s post was won by Panjab University Helping Hand (PUHH). This diverse distribution of power reflects the vibrant and dynamic nature of student politics at the university.
The outcome of these elections marks a significant change from the previous year when the CYSS emerged victorious in the presidential race. It underscores the ever-evolving nature of student politics, where the balance of power can shift with each election cycle.
In the wake of this triumph, NSUI celebrated its victory with a social media post on X (formerly known as Twitter), where they stated, “‘Mohabbat Ki Dukaan’ shines brightly at Panjab University as students choose love and peace over hate and division. Congratulations to NSUI activists for a well-deserved victory! #PanjabUniversity #StudentPower.”
The results of the PUCSC elections garnered attention and praise from prominent political figures as well. Punjab Leader of Opposition and Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa hailed the outcome as a historic victory. He congratulated Jatinder Singh and his supporters for their remarkable achievement.
In his statement posted on X, Mr. Bajwa remarked, “My heartiest congratulations to Jatinder Singh of NSUI Punjab, NSUI Chandigarh, and NSUI for winning the PUCSC 23 elections and becoming the president. Now I would like to convey to the Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann that not only we but also our young brigade knows how to fight elections and win them too.”
Notably, Sath, a student group, celebrated its first-ever win in the PUCSC elections as Ranmeekjot Kaur became the vice-president, making her the sole woman representative in the council. However, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), did not secure any seats, although its alliance partner PUHH clinched the joint secretary position.
The results of the Panjab University Campus Student Council elections serve as a testament to the vibrant and competitive nature of student politics, reflecting the ever-changing preferences and aspirations of the student community at one of India’s most prestigious educational institutions.
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