Chandigarh, September 4: INSO-SOPU alliance has sweeped PU polls as it won all the four seats in students’ council. Its candidates Amit defeated PUSU for President by 670 votes. Amit secured 3276 votes. ABVP-SOI candidate for the post could get only 336 votes.
PU INSO campus president Deepika Thakur created a history by becoming first Girl to be elected as General Secretary in PUCSC elections in last two decades. In this male dominated arena, earlier girls were being nominated by different students’ organisations to contest for Vice President Posts only. This year, it was the first time when a main stream student’s organisation has elected a girl (Deepika) as its PU campus president. Deepika defeated PUSU candidate Tenzin Negi by 570 votes.
INSO-SOPU candidates Virender Boora & Gaurav were declared elected as Vice President & Joint Secretary defeating their nearest rivals by 682 votes & 517 votes. They got 2880 votes, 2945 votes & 2985 votes respectively.
INSO PU campus president & PUCSC General Secretary Deepika Thakur has thanked all the students of PU for reposing faith in INSO-SOPU alliance. She said that INSO is committed to work for the students’ welfare and implementation of INSO-SOPU manifesto.
Earlier, in Government College, Sector 11, Mandeep Singh of the PUSU-INSO-HPSU alliance was unanimously elected president of students’ council.
INSO Haryana unit president Vikas Rathee, PU INSO leader Sukhdev Kundu, Chandigarh INSO president Sunil Kumar, PU INSO chairman Deepak Hooda, Neeraj Malik have congratulated the INSO-SOPU activists on their record win.
INSO had earlier aligned with SOPU in year 2006, that year also INSO-SOPU had won the three posts out of four, in year 2007, INSO had alliance with PUSU and the INSO-PUSU alliance had won on all the three seats as its Joint Secretary candidate’s nomination was cancelled.