Delhi University on Wednesday announced dates for the election of office bearers of Delhi University's Student Union (DUSU) and members of Central Council, the most keenly contested students' polls in the country. The elections will be held on September 11. The date and venue for the counting of votes will be announced later, DU Registrar Tarun Das said in a statement.
The nomination papers for the office bearers of DUSU are to be submitted to the Office of the Chief Election Officer, DUSU elections 2015-16, latest by September 2. Nomination papers for the membership of Central Council are to be obtained from concerned colleges/departments or institutions and are also to be submitted by the same date.
The scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on the same day following which the list of duly nominated candidates will be published, the statement said, adding that candidates can withdraw their nominations till September 4. The varsity had last week appointed a team of officials including Chief Election Officer, Chief Returning Officer and Returning Officer for facilitating the conduct of elections. DUSU is the representative body of the students from most colleges and faculties. Apart from DUSU, which is an umbrella council, each college also has its own students' union for which they hold separate elections. Last year, the DUSU polls were swept by BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) trouncing Congress' National Students' Union of India (NSUI) to bag all four positions.
This year, the DUSU polls are set to witness a triangular contest with AAP's youth wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) making its debut.
- Inputs from PTI