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Posted at: Sep 6, 2018, 7:34 PM; last updated: Sep 7, 2018, 2:56 PM (IST)

Panjab University student polls: First woman elected to president’s post

 Bhartesh Singh Thakur

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6

The Students for Society (SFS), a leftist organisation not affiliated to a political party, won the president’s post in the Panjab University students’ council on Thursday by a margin of 719 votes.

Kanupriya (22), an MSc 2nd year student from Zoology Department, won the post and thus becomes the first woman to be elected to the president’s post.

She hails from Patti town in Punjab. Her mother is a nurse, while her father is in a private job.

The SFS polled 2802 votes while the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) came second with 2083 votes. Students Organisation of India (SOI) got 1997 votes. The National Students Union of India (NSUI) got 1583 votes while 209 votes went to NOTA.

Daler Singh of ISA (SOI alliance) won the vice president’s post, Amarinder Singh of INSO (SOI alliance) won the secretary’s post and Vipul Atray of the NSUI won the joint secretary’s post. 

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