Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Sep 13:
Odisha’s Rama Naga has been elected as the general secretary of the Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union (JNUSU) polls, the results of which were declared today.
The Left-backed All India Students Association (AISA) nominee—Rama Naga—defeated his rival candidate Devendra Singh Rajput, who was supported by Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parisahad (ABVP). Nag polled 1159 votes to win the prestigious general secretary’s post.
Rama completed his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vikram Dev (Autonomous) College, Jeypore before moving to JNU to do his M. Phil.
Notably, ABVP made a comeback at the JNU after 14 years with Suarabh Sharma winning the students’ union joint secretary’s post. The ABVP last won a post in the JNU elections in 2001 when Sandeep Mahapatra became the president by a single vote margin.
The JNUSU president’s post was won by the CPI-affiliated All India Students Federation’s (AISF) candidate Kanhaiya Kumar, while the vice president’s post was won by Shehla Rashid Shora of the Left-leaning AISA.