Left sweeps JNU students’ union election, wins all four seats

United Left Panel that won the JNUSU elections 2024.

The United Left Panel in the JNUSU ( Jawaharlal Nehru Students Union) has swept to to victory by winning all the four main positions. The election held on 22 March, 2024, with 73 per cent of the 7,7oo voters casting their votes. The Right wing ABVP was leading after the first count, but later the Left surged in subsequent counts. The prestigious JNU has been a Left stronghold for many years and except with few exceptions. The ABVP this year made a determined effort to crack the Left bastion but failed. 

ANI adds March 25, 2024 02:11 IST:

 The United Left Panel swept the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union Election, winning all four seats. The polling for the JNUSU elections was held on Friday, March 22 this year. JNU got its next students’ union after a gap of four years.

Dhananjay from the Left was elected as the President, beating ABVP’s Umesh Chandra Ajmeera. He got 2598 votes and was declared the winner by Shailendra Kumar, the Chairperson of the Election Committee at JNU.

“For the post of President, the names of the candidates are Dhananjay (Left)- 2598 votes, Umesh Chandra Ajmeera (ABVP)- 1676 votes… I declare Dhananjay (Left) elected,” JNU Election Committee Chairperson Shailendra Kumar said.


Avijit Ghosh, also from the Left, won the Vice President’s seat with 2409 votes, defeating ABVP’s Deepika Sharma.
“For the post of Vice President, the names of candidates are Ankur Rai- 814, Avijit Ghosh (Left)- 2409 votes, and Deepika Sharma (ABVP)- 1482 votes… I declare Avijit Ghosh (left) elected,” Kumar said.

Priyanshi Arya, supported by the Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association (BAPSA), became the General Secretary after getting 2887 votes. Mo Sajid from the Left won the Joint Secretary’s seat with 2574 votes.

“For the post of General Secretary, the names of candidates are Arjun Anand (ABVP)- 1961 votes, Fareen Zaidi- 436 votes, Priyanshi Arya (BAPSA, Left Supported)- 2887 votes…I declare Priyanshi Arya (BAPSA, Left Supported) elected,” the JNU Election Committee Chairperson said.

Dhananjay, the newly elected president, told ANI, “This is a win for the students… The students have elected the Left against the fraud & funds being cut by the government.”

Avijit Ghosh, the new Vice President, told ANI that “JNUSU’s elections are historic, it is being held after four years… JNUSU has always fought for the rights of the students.”
The last JNUSU election was won by a left-wing student organisation, SFI’s candidate, Aishe Ghosh, in 2019.

The left students outfits had allied to contest the 2019 polls under the banner of the United-Left Alliance, which included a coalition of the All India Students’ Association (AISA), the Student Federation of India (SFI), the Democratic Students’ Federation (DSF), and the All India Students’ Federation (AISF).

By SAT News Desk & ANI

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