JNUSU Polls 2019: Voting Over, Highest Percentage In 7 Years; HC Orders Stay On Announcement Of Results
Of the 8,488 registered voters, 5,762 cast their votes.
In 2017 and 2016, the voting percentage was 59. In 2015, it was 55. In 2013 and 2014, the percentage hovered around 55 while in 2012, the voter turnout was 60 per cent.
The Delhi High Court ordered a stay on Friday on the declaration of the poll results till September 17, when it will take up the matter again.
“It is directed that the declaration of the final results shall be subject to further orders to be passed by this court. Further, the university is directed not to notify the results till the next date of hearing,” the court said in its order.
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The JNU election committee said it was yet to take a final decision on counting of votes following the high court order. The results were supposed to be declared on September 8.
A total of 14 candidates are in the fray for the election, for which the first phase of polling was held from 9.30 am to 1 pm and the second phase from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
The counting of votes is supposed to commence from 9 pm.