Joint secy can­di­date gets high­est share for AISA at 20.5%

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: All In­dia Stu­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion (AISA)’s Chetna got the high­est num­ber of votes for the ul­tra-left stu­dents’ group party in the past five years. The can­di­date for the joint-sec­re­tary post se­cured 11,000 votes, which was 20.5% of the to­tal share. AISA had ear­lier reg­is­tered its best vote share (17%) for the pres­i­dent’s post in 2014 elec­tions.

How­ever, the group’s pres­i­den­tial vote share dipped to 11.1% from 12.51% when they were in an al­liance with Cha­tra Yuva Sang­harsh Samiti (CYSS).

AISA has called the elec­tion re­sult a tes­ti­mony of the “tremen­dous sup­port to the or­gan­i­sa­tion from DU stu­dents”.

“De­spite con­straints, we have emerged as the only cred­i­ble op­po­si­tion against the ABVP. We did well un­der the cir­cum­stances,” said AISA Delhi pres­i­dent Kawal­preet Kaur.

“We got only two days for campaignin­g and saw vi­o­lence as well. AISA still man­aged to in­crease its vote share this year on three posts, de­spite the polling per­cent­age go­ing down. If anti-ABVP forces had come to­gether, we would have de­feated ABVP on all posts," added Kawal­preet.

“A few ex­tra days of campaignin­g and more pres­i­den­tial de­bates would have helped us re­alise our full po­ten­tial.”

Chetna se­cured 11,000 votes

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