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Autodriver’s son to lead students at MLSU

ABVP-NSUI share two posts each at MLSU while NSUI sweeps MPUAT

Udaipur : Amid much uproar and anxiety the ABVP candidate Bhawani Shankar Boriwal was declared elected as the new president of the central students cabinet of Mohanlal Sukhadia University here on Monday. Boriwal defeated NSUI candidate Ronak Garg by a margin of 220 votes. Hailing from a lower middle class family with rural background Boriwal’s win was much celebrated by thousands of his supporters who claimed the victory was of middle class students who strive hard with determination to access higher education. “ My father is an autorickshaw driver who has sacrificed a lot to provide for my education. I am determined to fight for hundreds of students like me who come from far and remote areas to gain knowledge and aspire to make a bright future” Boriwal said.

ABVP candidate Dinesh Dangi was elected vice president while NSUI candidates ShivNarayan Jat and Bharti Kanwar were declared winners for the general secretary and joint secretary post respectively. Meanwhile, at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture  and Technology (MPUAT) , NSUI bagged all the three top posts of the students cabinet. Maniram Jat was elected to the president post of the central student cabinet here while Yashwant Menaria won as general secretary and Jyoti Patel was elected as jt secretary cum treasurer here.

Earlier the day, polling was held at 9 colleges under both the universities where thousands of students exercised their voting power to elect student cabinets at constituent colleges as well as the central students’ unions. Apart from both the universities, polling was held at Government’s Meera Girls college here and the election process was carried out amid tight security and CCTV coverage to ensure fairness. The polling percentage was recorded 61.21 at MLSU while 79.87 percentage of total voters turned up at MPUAT. Students raised slogans and cheered their candidates as the results started pouring in one by one by evening. There were minor clashes between various groups at the Law college and MLSU campus during the counting. Supporters cried foul and demanded re-counting at Law college when NSUI candidate Naveen Menaria was declared elected with a thin margin of 10 votes. Later after recounting Menaria won with 7 votes defeating close contender Lalit Singh Sisodia of the ABVP. Police had to use slight force to disperse the mob that created disturbance here.

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