After JNUSU polls results, clashes erupt between ABVP, Left members
Members of the RSS-affiliated ABVP and the Left-backed AISA entered into a scuffle today, hours after the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) poll results were announced. A united front of Left student groups yesterday won all four central panel posts in the union defeating the ABVP by considerable margins. Newly-elected JNUSU President N Sai Balaji alleged that he was beaten up by ABVP members.
Balaji says AISA's member was roughed up, ABVP dismisses charges
Balaji said members of the ABVP were roughing up an All India Students' Association (AISA) member, adding, "(When) I and a couple of others intervened, we were assaulted." Balaji claimed that the ABVP members even attacked them when a PCR vehicle was taking them away from JNU campus. However, the ABVP claimed that their members were roughed up by AISA activists.
Legal action is being taken on merit, says DCP
The ABVP and the AISA have both filed complaints at the Vasant Kunj police station. DCP (Southwest) Devender Arya said the situation is under control. "The PCR got calls about a scuffle between students in JNU around 3 am. Subsequently, we had a discussion with university authorities, students, and professors." "Legal action is being taken on merit. The situation is under control," Arya said.
Balaji of AISA bagged 2,161 votes in JNUSU polls
Balaji of AISA bagged 2,161 votes in JNUSU polls. He defeated ABVP's Lalit Pandey by a margin of 1,179 votes. The AISA, Students' Federation of India (SFI), Democratic Students' Federation (DSF), and All India Students' Federation (AISF) came together to form the 'United Left' alliance.