Joint secy candidate gets highest share for AISA at 20.5%
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