JALUKBARI, Sept 25 - Maintaining its traditional dominance, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU)-backed candidates today swept the Post Graduate Students� Union (PGSU) election of Gauhati University winning 11 out of 15 posts.
Two candidates affiliated to the National Students� Union of India (NSUI), one backed by the Satra Mukti Sangram Samiti (SMSS) and one supported by the ABSU also made it to the PGSU. The ABVP failed to win any post.
The poll results were announced this evening.
Luckymoni Boruah and Nayan Jyoti Gogoi were elected president and general secretary of the student union.
Luckymoni, the first female candidate to fight for the top post, defeated Deepak Jyoti Deuri by a margin of 512 votes. Nayan Jyoti beat his nearest rival Subrat Dutta by a margin of 164 votes to become the new general secretary.
Jitumani Kalita won the vice president�s post defeating Rupak Das by 484 votes.
All these winning candidates had the AASU�s backing. The other AASU backed candidates who emerged winners are Helena Swargiary (assistant general secretary), Bidyut Bikash Boruah (literary secretary), Himangshu Das (boys� common room), Lipika Hazarika (girls� common room), Saurav Paul (gymnasium), and David Nath (minor games).
The NSUI-backed candidates who won today are Hirakjyoti Sarma (cultural secretary), and Jerulina Hafiz (debate and symposia secretary).
Navajyoti Das, backed by SMSS, won the post of the social service secretary. Khungkhara Basumatary, with the ABSU�s backing, was elected to the post of the major games secretary.
Ananya Sharma is the new music secretary. Subham Deb was elected as the new sports secretary.
Four candidates � Himangshu Das (boys� common room), Lipika Hazarika (girls� common room), Saurav Paul (gymnasium) and Khungkhara Basumatary (major games) � were elected unopposed.
The total voting percentage was 64 this time, which is higher than last year�s polling. Of the 3,442 students eligible to vote, only 2,493 turned up to exercise their franchise, while around 900 students chose the NOTA option.