Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha sweeps Allahabad University polls, ABVP bags just 1 post
Four out of the five seats in the Allahabad University have been won by the Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha. The ABVP managed just one seat.
The SCS, which is the students wing of the Samajwadi Party bagged the President and Vice President posts while the ABVP won the General Secretary post. The results were declared late on Saturday. The other posts bagged by the SCS were that of joint secretary and cultural secretary.
In 2015, the ABVP secured four out five spots, barring the President's post.
In 2016, it had won the post of President and Joint Secretary.
This time, the SCS scripted a major victory with its candidate Avanish Kumar Yadav elected as President. Yadav secured 3226 votes, beating his nearest rival Mrityunjay Rao Parmar by 552 votes. The ABVP's Priyanka Singh stood a distant third with 1588 votes.
The SCS had to fight harder for the post of Vice-President as its nominee Chandrashekhar Chaudhary, who secured 2249 votes, defeated Shivam Kumar Tiwari of the ABVP by a thin margin of 72. Vijay Singh Baghel of the National Students' Union of India, the student wing of the Congress, stood third with 1661 votes.
The ABVP managed to secure the post of General Secretary by a slender margin of 62. The ABVP's Nirbhay Kumar Dwivedi, who won 2132 votes, beat out the challenge from Arpit Singh "Rajkumar" of NSUI while Rohit Kumar Yadav of SCS finished third, 122 votes behind the runner-up.