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PU students polls: Kanupriya becomes the first woman president of PUCSC

By Kajal Choudhary

September 07, 2018

PU students polls: Kanupriya becomes the first woman president of PUCSC. Panjab University (PU) students created history on Thursday as they selected their first woman Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) president. Kanupriya of the Students for Society (SFS), a leftist party, emerged victorious. She defeated her nearest rival Ashish Rana of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, students’ wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), by a margin of 719 votes.

Kanupriya, who is from the zoology department, polled 2,802 votes, while Rana, who is from the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), got 2,083 votes.The Students Organisation of India (SOI), which is the students’ wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), came third as its candidate Iqbal Preet Singh, from the Centre for Human Rights and Duties, got 1,997 votes.

The National Students Union of India (NSUI), which is the students’ wing of the Indian National Congress (INC), had to bite the dust. Its candidate Anuj Singh, from the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET), came fourth in the contest for the president’s post with just 1,583 votes. Last year, the party had emerged victorious on the posts of president, vice-president and secretary. It was one of the poorest shows of the party in recent years.