NSU blames media for misleading result news

Kathmandu, March 21:

President of the Nepal Students’ Union Pradip Poudel today slammed ‘misleading’ news reports disseminated by several media about the results of Free Students’ Union election held on Thursday.

“The FSU elections were held in only 151 colleges. In 15 colleges, FSU panels were elected unopposed. Student unions are claiming that they have won FSU polls in as many as 211 colleges and the media is disseminating the news without verification,” Pradip Poudel, president, NSU, said.

According to Poudel, out of 151 colleges where polls were held, ANNFSU had been claiming victory in 94 colleges, NSU had won the polls in 61 colleges and ANNISU-R had been claiming to have won in 56 colleges. “This makes as if the polls were held in 211 colleges.” He said the ANNFSU had been exaggerating the number of colleges in which it won the polls. “If the ANNFSU slashes one-third of its claim, then only the calculation will become correct,” he said, challenging the ANNFSU to prove its claim.

NSU general secretary Manoj Mani Acharya claimed that NSU’s show in Valley’s colleges was strong. He said NSU had already won presidents in 11 colleges.

Meanwhile, vote counting in Tribhuvan University central campus was stalled due to the conflict between the unions over ballot papers.