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Student union election 2018: polling ends, Maharaja College records highest voting percentage in Jaipur

Voting goes off peacefully barring sporadic incidents of clashes between student groups. The highest voting percentage of 94% was recorded at Government Girls College of Ajmer.

August 31, 2018, 1:53 pm

Voters casting their votes in RU student union election 2018

Jaipur: Voting at all the universities in the state including Rajasthan University (RU) and their constituent colleges came to an end at 1 pm on Friday. Voting at JNVU in Jodhpur will take place on September 10. In Maharaja College, the voting percentage was 65.24 %. Out of 2650, a total of 1729 students cast their votes. Maharani College where the highest number of voters were expected, recorded a voting percentage of only 43.77%. Commerce College recorded a voting percentage of 46.82%, while 61.23% students cast their votes in Rajasthan College. In most of the booths, 40% to 45 % of voters cast their votes on an average. The highest voting percentage of 94% was recorded at Government Girls College of Ajmer. Many instances of students violating the model code of conduct were also reported. Supports of NSUI and ABVP clashed with each-other outside the entrance gate of Commerce College in Kota. Police resorted to mild lathi charge to restore law and order. One student was arrested for creating ruckus. A similar case has been reported at Bhilwada where NSUI and ABVP supporters screamed slogans and hurled stones. Police resorted to lathi charge to disperse the crowd of students creating ruckus. In Bikaner, two voters were arrested for fake voting. They managed to enter the polling booth despite heavy security, but were arrested before casting their vote when the police came to know about their fake identity. The students of Maharaja and Maharani college in Jaipur shouted slogans in support of their leaders outside polling booth. The results of the student union elections will be declared on September 11. The polling in JNVU Jodhpur will be held on September 10. Voting percentage in RU constituent colleges this year:
  1. Maharaja College: 65.24 %
  2. Maharani College: 43.77%
  3. Commerce college: 46.82%
  4. Rajasthan college: 61.25%
The main gates of all the universities and colleges were locked after the polling came to an end at 1 pm.

First published: August 31, 2018
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