The student union polls of Science College, Kokrajhar, a premier institution of Kokrajhar district was held on Monday, for four posts: General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary, Sports Secretary and Boys common room Secretary, while the rest of the posts remained uncontested. The lone candidates of the uncontested posts were however declared winner in their respective category.
The students were seen coming out in large number and voting enthusiastically. “The students have been gathering since morning in the college compound to cast their votes and this is the first time that the college has witnessed such a huge voter turnout”, an election official observing the entire election process said. It may be mentioned that a huge number of eligible voters were first time voters.
“I have been waiting for this day as this is the first time that I will be casting my vote”, J. Borgoyary, a first time voter and a student of H.S. first year said happily. When asked to another student, M. Sen, on what basis she would vote, she said, “I would vote on the basis of the candidate’s personality and his capability to work for the students’ welfare”.
It may be mentioned that the casting of votes continued till late afternoon. The counting of votes started immediately as soon as the voting stopped and the results were declared in the evening, the same day. The top post of the Union Body, General Secretary, was clinched by Gwmsa Basumatary (securing 155 votes), defeating his nearest rival , Hathorki Mohilary, by a margin of 13 votes.
In the election of another most coveted post, Assistant General Secretary, Priyobol Goyary (securing 190 votes) defeated his rival Vasgor Kr. Boro by a margin of 87 votes. Rashina Brahma (securing 242 votes) defeated his rival Sujan Sen by a huge margin of 190 votes for the post of Sports Secretary, while the post of Boys’ common room Secretary went to Bibek Narzary (securing 154 votes), who defeated G. Narzary, his rival candidate by 19 votes.
The college authorities and the election officials thanked the students for coming out to vote and making the entire election process a success. Later in the evening a jubilant atmosphere prevailed among the winning candidates and their supporters who were seen enjoying and posing for cameras flashing victory signs.