This year, the voting turnout was recorded at 39.9% as opposed to 44.46% the previous year.
Attempts are being made at the university to establish a dominant narrative through coercion, violence and falsehood, NSUI said.
Expressing their dissatisfaction with the move, almost 20 NSUI activists protested late into the night on Wednesday at the Arts Faculty.
Students at HNLU demanded Dr Sukhpal Singh's resignation alleging he was guilty of corruption, maladministration and mishandling sexual assault cases.
West Bengal's education minister, Kapil Sibal and students across the country say the move is "government propaganda", not about honouring the army.
Through the fellowship, we have seen firsthand that the party is really moving away from its dynastic culture and encouraging young blood.