SFI-led alliance sweeps University of Hyderabad students’ union polls

Hyderabad University Election: SFI's Mohammed Ateeq Ahmed elected president of Hyderabad University Students' Union, defeating ABVP's Shaik Aayesha.

Hyderabad University Election: SFI alliance clean sweeps students' union polls (Image: FB\University of Hyderabad)Hyderabad University Election: SFI alliance clean sweeps students' union polls (Image: FB\University of Hyderabad)

Atul Krishna | November 11, 2023 | 10:08 AM IST

NEW DELHI: An alliance of the Students' Federation of India (SFI), the Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA), the Tribal Students Forum (TSF) has swept the students’ union elections winning all six elected posts at University of Hyderabad. The elections were held on Thursday and results were officially announced late at night on Friday.

Mohammed Ateeq Ahmed of SFI, who is a student at the School of Humanities, was elected as the president of the students’ union with 1,880 votes.

Ahmed beat Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) candidate Shaik Aayesha by over 470 votes. Aayesha was the first Muslim candidate of ABVP, which is affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), in University of Hyderabad (UoH) elections.

Jalli Akash of ASA-SFI alliance was elected as the vice president with 1,671 votes. Deepak Kumar Arya of ASA-SFI was elected as the general secretary with 1,765 votes. Lavudi Bala Anjaneyulu of SFI-TSF was elected as the joint secretary with 1,775 votes.

Samim Akter Sheikh of ASA-SFI and Athul of SFI were elected as the cultural secretary and the sports secretary respectively.

Many universities are yet to conduct any student elections following the Covid-19 pandemic which disrupted academic proceedings till 2022.

However, UoH elections were held in February 2023 for the previous academic year which the SFI-ASA-Dalit Students Union alliance had won.

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