Delhi Assembly Election 2020 Voting: 54.65% voter turnout till 6pm

8 February, 2020 | newsx bureau

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The Delhi Assembly Election 2020 witnessed 57% voting on Saturday. It was a triangular battle between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Congress, the Arvind Kejri...

Delhi Election 2020 Voting: The polling to elect legislators for 70-member assembly saw 57% voting, said the data shared by the Election Commission. As per the final voters’ list of Delhi election, a total of 1,46,92,136 voters; 80,55,686 are men, 66,35,635 women and 815 are from the third gender.

Talking about the triangular battle between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, which Delhi is witnessing, then ruling AAP is contesting with a hope to repeat its tenure, while BJP as earlier in Lok Sabha bagged all the seven seats is aiming to expand its vote share in national capital too.

Around 13,571 polling booth at 2,688 locations across Delhi has been placed, out of these 3,141 are categorized as critical polling stations and 144 have been labeled vulnerable booth. However, this time there are 2,04,830 voters which are above the age of 80, while 147 voters are above the age of 100.

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According to the data available on the Election Commission’s website:

North-West- 58.69%
North-East- 63.41%
South- 56.52%
Central- 56.59%
South-west- 58.51%
East- 57.89%
West- 57.24%
North- 58.15%
New Delhi- 50.73%
Shahdara- 61.96%
South East- 55.93%

Former President Pranab Mukherjee participated in the festival of democracy and urged people to turn up and cast their vote.


The voter turnout has now picked up a little speed as 30.18% voter turnout was recorded till 3 pm in Delhi, said reports. Last time in 2015, the voter trun out was 51.2% till 3 pm.

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, businessman Robert Vadra’s son Raihan Rajiv Vadra, who is a first-time voter, talked to the media after exercising his vote and said it feels nice to take part in the democratic process. The Capital needs better transportation which should be subsidized for students.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora exercised his vote at the New Delhi constituency. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, the BJP’s Sunil Yadav, and the Congress’ Romesh Sabharwal have locked horns.

After exercising his vote, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, while talking to the media, said he feels that his party would mark a thumping victory this time. BJP MP added the positive vibes and his sixth sense say BJP would bag over 50 seats in Delhi Elections 2020.

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Reports said the Capital witnessed overall 15.68% polling till 12 noon. This time the voter turn out is crawling compared to the 2015’s 67.47% voting.

Congress candidate Alka Lamba, a sitting MLA who recently quit AAP, got engaged in a tussle at a polling booth in the Majnu Ka Teela area. Reports said she tried to slap a man, who reportedly belongs to the AAP,  over comment against her son. She tried to slap the man but miss it. Watch the video below:

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, her daughter and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and former Congress chief and MP Rahul Gandhi cast their vote at Delhi’s Lodhi Estate. After exercising her vote, Priyanka Gandhi appealed and asked people to come out and vote. While Rahul Gandhi preferred to be silent.

Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi in his recent tweet urged the people of Delhi to cast their vote, especially to the young voters to create a new record in voter turnout. Whereas Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to all the Delhi women voters to use the power of their vote and to take their men along with them.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, through a tweet, appealed to women voters to come out and vote. AAP convenor said the way women manage their  household duties, in the same manner, the nation, and the city depend on them. Go out and vote and take your husbands along, the Chief Minister added.

Currently, Lt Governor Anil Baijal with his family cast their vote at a polling station at Greater Kailash, whereas Congress candidate, Alka Lamba who is up against Prahlad Singh Sahni of AAP and BJP’s Suman Gupta has cast her vote at Tagore Garden Extension.

The Election Commission has made some special arrangements in Shaheen Bagh, near Jamia Millia Islamia University, the epicenter of anti-CAA protests as these polling booths in the area have been kept under the “critical” category. Tight security arrangements have been made, where police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed, more than 40,000 security personnel, 19,000 home guards and 190 companies of CAPF. Talking about Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), EC has made sure to focused heavily on technological solutions that are technology-driven with greater use of technical elements like QR codes, social media interface and mobile apps.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra urged Delhi people to cast their votes as it is very important to choose the right government.