The Rajasthan University Students’ Union (RUSU) elections witnessed very low turnout of voters this year. Around 30-35% voting took place this time in comparison to last year’s 55% voting. A mere 25% voting was reported at Maharani’s college.
Usually, students at Maharani’s College and Law College show maximum enthusiasm, and they play a crucial role in deciding the winning panel.
Very few girls turned up to cast vote in the morning hours. It was only in the last one hour when voters’ count went up at Maharani’s College.
At the Law College, only 800 students cast their votes this year. There has been no admission in the first year this year at Law College due to delay in admission process.
Students at Commerce College also showed little interest in RUSU polls. A mere 33% voting was reported in this college.
An incident of ‘proxy voting’ was also reported from the Commerce College. According to reports, some students entered the campus with fake identity cards and tried to cast their votes.
The Rajasthan College witnessed the maximum 50% voting.
A few incidents of hooliganism were also witnessed in front of these colleges on JLN Marg. Police had to disperse the unruly crowds.
At Maharaja’s College, 45% students cast their votes.
“The admission process has been slow this year. Results of several courses were declared very late. This delayed the re-admission process for second and third year. This affected the voting percentage this year,” said a teacher at law department of RU.