Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi
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Student union elections
2020: NSUI beats ABVP 4:0
Binay Singh, January 10, 2020: The Times of India
VARANASI: Congress’ student wing, National Students Union of India (NSUI), has dealt a blow to its rival Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) with a clean sweep in the students’ union polls at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, inviting praise from Congress general secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
In results announced on Wednesday, NSUI won all the four important posts — president, vice-president, general secretary and library secretary. ABVP is the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (R S S). NSUI’s Shivam Shukla won the president’s seat by defeating ABVP’s Harshit Pandey by a huge margin, while Chandan Kumar Mishra became vice-president, Avnish Pandey won the general secretary’s seat and Rajnikant Dubey secured the library secretary post.
Priyanka, a day before visiting the parliamentary constituency of PM Narendra Modi, congratulated the NSUI for making a clean sweep in the varsity polls.
2021: NSUI wins again
Binay Singh, April 13, 2021: The Times of India
The National Student Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of Congress, retained its hold over the student union of the city’s Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, winning all seven seats in the polls held on Sunday. BJP’s student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) could not open its account.
NSUI had swept the SSU students' union polls last year as well. In 2018 and 2019, however, ABVP candidates won the president’s post.
NSUI candidates won the posts of president, vice-president, general secretary and library secretary. Krishna Mohan Shukla was elected president while Ajit Kumar Choubey is the vice-president. Other winners are Shivam Choubey (general secretary) and Ashutosh Kumar Mishra (library secretary).
According to election officer Prof Sudhakar Mishra, the NSUI’s Krishna Mohan Shukla, bagging 442 votes, defeated ABVP’s Ajay Dubey by a margin of 136 votes, while Ajit Kumar Chaubey polled 411 votes and defeated his rival Chandramauli Tiwari by a margin of 68 votes.
Similarly, Shivam Chaubey, bagging 485 votes, defeated Gaurishankar Gangele by a margin of 219 votes, and Ashutosh Kumar Mishra, who got 415 votes, defeated his rival Vivekanand Pandey by a margin of 77 votes. Out of 1,732 voters, 771voters took part in the voting.