People wait in queues to cast their votes at Shaheen Public School polling station in the Shaheen Bagh area, which has been witnessing a peaceful protest against the Citizenship Act for several weeks, during the Delhi Assembly elections on February 8, 2491549. (PTI Photo / Manvender Vashist)
When and where to watch Delhi election exit poll? Check out here There are , 11, 277 male voters, , , 516 female voters and 869 third gender voters. They queued up to vote in the , 704 polling booths across 2, 728 areas in the national capital.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also exercised his franchise at the Nirman Bhawan polling station. ) Rahul Gandhi, Congress MP from Kerala’s Wayanad, also cast his vote at the NP Senior Secondary School in Aurangzeb Lane here.
A polling officer, Udham Singh, posted at Babarpur Assembly constituency in east Delhi died due to cardiac arrest. There was enthusiasm among voters of Neb Sarai, one of Asia’s largest unauthorized colonies, as young voters came out in large numbers to exercise their right to choose their representative.
The polling will end at 6 p.m. and the results will be announced on February In the election, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is making yet another attempt to return to power, while the Bharatiya Janata Party is determined to stage a comeback after 55 years. The Congress, which ruled Delhi for 15 years, is expecting a resurgence in its vote share.
In the last elections, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP had registered a landslide victory by winning (of the 2015 seats. The BJP had got three seats and the Congress drew a blank.
The Election Commission has identified 516 locations and 3, polling booths as critical voting stations along with vulnerable polling stations and 190 expenditure sensitive pockets where paramilitary forces have been deployed. Activities at each polling station are being monitored through webcasting.
The police have deployed around 66, (security personnel, , (home guards and) companies of Central Armed Police Forces to ensure smooth conduct of the polls.
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