Panjab University Students Elect First Woman President

The Left-leaning Students for Society (SFS) won the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) polls, the results of which were declared Thursday.
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Kanupriya of the SFS, elected as president of the PUCSC, became the first woman to have won the post. She wrested the seat from rival ABVP-led alliance candidate Ashish Rana with a margin of 719 votes, PU officials said here. Kanupriya polled 2,802 votes, they said.
 
The post of vice president went to Daler Singh of the Students’ Organisation of India (SOI) and the Indian Students Association (ISA).
 
He defeated Pardeep Singh of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) and the Hindustan Students Association (HAS) with a margin of 928 votes.
 
The post of secretary went to Amarinder Singh, joint candidate of the SOI, the HAS and the Indian National Students Association, while the joint secretary’s post was bagged by Vipul Atray of the NSUI.
 
Significantly, no prominent students outfit was able to make a clean sweep in the polls this year. Last year, the NSUI, student wing of the Congress had won three posts.
 
A total of 21 candidates were in the fray. This time, 15,381 students were eligible to cast votes in the PUCSC polls.
(PTI)