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ABVP fails to a win single seat in first election since Rohith Vemula’s death in UoH

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Hyderabad: The United Front for Social Justice (UFSJ) has won all posts in the elections held for the students’ union of the University of Hyderabad for 2016-17, beating ABVP.

After a day-long process of counting the votes polled on September 28, the results were announced, said a release from University of Hyderabad, popularly known as Hyderabad Central University (HCU).

The UFSJ won all the posts, with its candidate Kuldeep Singh Nagi winning president’s post by securing 1,406 votes against Gopal Krishna of AVBP-OBCA who secured 1,354 votes.

The vice-president’s post was won by Bukya Sunder of UFSJ securing 1,701 votes against Aditya of AVBP-OBCA who got 1,405 votes.

The general secretary’s post was won by Suman Damera of UFSJ securing 1,842 votes against Anand Rao of ABVP-OBCA who got 1,503 votes.

The joint secretary’s post was won by Pilli Vijay Kumar who got 1,557 votes against Ajit of ABVP-OBCA who secured 1,351 votes.

The students groups that stood for elections this year included Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA), USFJ, and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) along with the OBC Association (OBCA), the third major group contesting.

UFSJ comprises Students’ Federation of India, Dalit Students’ Union, Tribal Students’ Forum, Bahujan Students’ Front and Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika.

The cultural secretary’s post was won by Nakhrai Debarma of UFSJ with 1,823 votes against Shanti of ABVP-OBCA who secured 1,594 votes.

Similarly, UFSJ’s Ushnish Das won the post of sports secretary securing 1,790 votes against Nanda of ABVP-OBCA who got 1,632 votes, the release added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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