SFI-Led Alliance Sweeps Polls at University of Hyderabad

The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the BJP, was defeated in all posts.

Results of the students’ union elections at the University of Hyderabad were announced on Thursday. The United Front of Social Justice (UFSJ) alliance, led by the Students’ Federation of India or SFI – student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) – and comprising the Dalit Students Union, Tribal Students Front, Bahujan Students Front and Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika, swept the polls, reports said.

The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the BJP, was defeated in all posts, coming in second. The ABVP was supported by the OBC Students Association.

The UFSJ’s Kuldeep Nagi was elected president, with 1,406 votes, while the ABVP’s Gopi Krishna garnered 1,354 votes and P. Vijay of the Ambedkar Students’ Association (of which Rohith Vemula was a member) received 944 votes, having contested only for this post.

Bukya Sunder was elected vice-president, Suman Damera general secretary, Pilli Vijay Kumar joint secretary, Nakhrai Debarma as the cultural secretary and Ushnish Das as the sports secretary, the Times of India reported.

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