Indian-origin student Anvee Bhutani elected Oxford Student Union president

Photo courtesy: Twitter/@anveebhutani
Photo courtesy: Twitter/@anveebhutani

Indian-origin student Anvee Bhutani has been elected as the president of the Oxford Student Union (SU) in a byelection. 

The byelection was held after the resignation of Indian student Rashmi Samant, who was forced to step down after her election to the post in February due to a row over past social media posts deemed to be racist.

Bhutani is a Human Sciences student from Magdalen College at the University of Oxford. She is also the Co-Chair Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE) at Oxford SU and President of the Oxford India Society.

According to the Oxford student newspaper, the voter turnout was the highest ever for a byelection with 2,506 people voting, a jump of 146 per cent from the last byelection in 2019.