Wait over! JNU all set to hold students' union election today after 4-years gap due to Covid-19

The results of Jawaharlal Nerhu University Union Polls, which is being held after a gap of 4 years, will be announced on March 24.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus gears up for the Student Union Election on March 22, as nominations filings already commenced on Thursday. The election is special as it is being helf after a four-year gap due to Covid-19 pandemic.A total of 7,751 students are registered to vote in the elections to be held today.

Counting on March 24

Counting of votes will take place on March 24. So far, 45 nominations have been filed for the post of President, 43 for the post of Vice President, 44 for the post of General Secretary, 38 for the post of Joint Secretary and 258 for the post of Councilor. Candidates with different ideologies are standing in this election. 

Candidates from different political parties

Candidates from many parties are in the fray. There are candidates from many parties in this election. Bharatiya Janata Party-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) candidates Umesh Chandra Ajmira, Arjun Anand, Govind Dangi, Deepika and Kavya are in the fray. Congress-affiliated National Students Union (NSUI) candidates Kunal Kumar, Sudhanshu Shekhar and Farhan Zaidi are also contesting the elections. According to the rules of JNU Committee, adopting any kind of unfair means in elections is strictly prohibited.

Election after four-year gap

Elections after four years - In this election being held after four years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a partial code of conduct is also in place regarding campaign material and meetings. Posters or pamphlets cannot be put up without the permission of the Election Committee. Only hand made posters and photo copies can be used. Additionally, campus buildings and university property cannot be used for advertising. Prior permission will have to be taken for meetings.