In a first, Kashmiri scholar elected vice-president of AMU Students Union

Landslide victory to Maskoor Ahmad Usmani, BJP legislator’s grandson comes second

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 12 2017 3:51PM | Updated Date: Dec 12 2017 3:51PM
In a first, Kashmiri scholar elected vice-president of AMU Students UnionFile Photo
Sajad Subhan Rather has been elected as vice-president of Aligarh Muslim University Students Union for which elections were held on Monday.
 
This is the first time that a Kashmiri student Sajad Subhan Rather has been elected for the post of chair in AMUSU, TwoCircles.net reported. 
 
The report said that for the first time all these chairs are represented by three different states.
 
While Maskoor Ahmad Usmani has been elected as president of Aligarh Muslim University Students Union, Sajad Subhan Rather has been elected as vice-president. Mohammad Fahad has been elected as Hony Secretary of the AMU’s student fraternity.
 
Ajay Singh, the grandson of BJP MLA Dalbeer Singh from Barauli seat in Aligarh was also contesting for President’s post.
 
He secured 2352 votes and was second with winner Maskoor Ahmad Usmani getting 9071 votes and won by a thumping margin of 6719 votes. Usmani hails from Darbhanga district and is a BDS student. The other candidate Abu Baqr could get only 2192 votes.
 
Similar situation was seen for the post of Vice President where one Vikrant Johri was contesting. Winner Sajad Subhan Rather won by polling 5711 votes. He defeated his nearest rival Aijaz Ahmed who got 2605 votes by a margin of 3106 votes. Vikrant got 1935 votes. There were total six candidates for the post of Vice President. Rather is a research scholar of History department.
 
These elections witnessed heavy turnout with around 75% students exercising their franchise.
 
Besides, ten members of the AMUSU cabinet were also declared elected.