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RU election 2018 result: NSUI rebel Vinod Jakhar elected president

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September 11, 2018, 5:27 pm

Vinod Jakhar who was elected president.

Jaipur: NSUI rebel Vinod Jakhar was elected president of the Rajasthan University (RU) student union 2018. The fight was between Rajpal Choudhary and Vinod Jakhar. Jakhar won by a margin of 1860 votes.

Vinod Jakhar fought the election as an independent candidate. He was an NSUI rebel.

An elated Jakhar told media persons that he was thankful to the voters and he would try to fulfill all the promises that he made.

The supporters of Vinod Jakhar started celebrating as soon as the results were declared.  The police didn’t allow students to gather on the campus.

The polling at Rajasthan University took place on August 31. Heavy police force was deployed on the campus to maintain law and order.

Police officials said that barricades were put up on JLN Marg and the areas surrounding Rajasthan University to ensure that election results don’t disrupt traffic.

The student union election results may have a bearing on the upcoming assembly elections also. Political pundits said that they are an indication of the mindset of the youngsters in Rajasthan.

Six student elders were in the fray for the president’s post, seven for vice presidents post, eight for general secretary and eight for joint secretary.

He had accused NSUI of distributing tickets for money.

First published: September 11, 2018