Faizul Hasan Khan, a twenty-seven-year old research scholar in Sociology department, was yesterday elected as the new President of the Aligarh Muslim Students Union (AMUSU). The polling for the elections was done on October 8 and the results were announced early morning of the next day.
Faizul defeated his closest opponent Abul Farah by nearly 2662 votes while Md. Rizwan remained the last choice. “This is a big victory and I’ll take this opportunity to congratulate the winners. Now that the Union is elected, Faizul along with the other chairpersons should start working on the promises he made”, said Ahmad Mujtaba Faraz, an ex-court member of the Law Faculty, AMU.
Soon after the results were out Faizul Hasan said, “Haan main Faizul Hasan hoon. Haan main aapka sadar hoon. (Yes I am Faizul Hasan. Yes I am your president)”, which was later posted on his Facebook wall as well. His supporters and other students started celebrating after the victory by firing crackers at the Union Hall.
Nadeem Ansari, a student of MSW (Masters of Social Work), was elected as the Vice President of the union. He defeated Kehkashsan Khanam, his closest opponent and also the only female candidate for the chair posts where as MBA (Masters of Business Administration) Nabeel Usmani was elected as the General Secretary who defeated Emran Ghazi.
Also for the first time in AMU was that all three female students contesting for the post of cabinet won. Labiba Sherwani, a BSW (Bachelors of Social Work) was the second most voted candidate for the post of cabinet after Naved Ahmad who now is declared as the senior cabinet.
AMU students this year participated actively in the election and the overall polling was around 70.09 per cent.
students shouting slogans in front of the Dept Of Foreign Languages, AMU.
Supporters of Kehkashan Khanam, the only female candidates for the chair post.
Students and the Halla Bol team asking question to one of the presidential candidate, Abul Farah Shazli.
Students and the Halla Bol team asking questions to Emran Ghazi, contestant for the post of secretary.
Cycles decorated with the posters; all set to be rode for a rally. (Picture – Amirul Jaish)
The cycle rally of Mahfooz Alam proceeds towards Faculty of Management and Research. (Picture- Amirul Jaish)
Vaseel and his supporters, most of them from Kerala, posed for us during a rally.
Bike rally of one of the candidates on a city road.
Another Bike rally exiting out of the campus main gate ‘Bab-e-Syed”.
Nabeel Usmani, a secretary candidate speaking at his Sherwani Poshi.
Supporters of Nabeel Usmani in a rally after his Sherwani Poshi.
Crowd at the final speech of AMUSU 2016-17.
Students, teachers and at The Final Update.
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