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Times Now – IPSOS Opinion Poll indicates that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has a clear edge in Delhi, with Arvind Kejriwal set to become chief minister again. The pollster said that the AAP will have a comfortable majority with . seats.
The first numbers have started coming in as the clock struck 6. 70. India Today-My Axis India has divided the polls district wise and they have predicted that West Delhi has predominantly voted for the Aam Aadmi Party. The pollster says that the AAP will win 9 of the seats, while the BJP may win 1. The Congress, according to the pollster is unlikely to open its account.
As the campaign in Delhi comes to end, Delhi residents are eagerly awaiting the final outcome to the long-drawn acrimonious electoral battle. However, the results for the 8 February election will not be out until (February) Tuesday ) when Election Commission appointed officials will count the votes in a tightly guarded exercise, across all the Assembly constituencies. However, in the meantime, exit poll surveys do provide a rough idea of the voting trend before the final results are out.
Exit polls to (Assembly constituencies in the National Capital will be announced on Saturday (8 February) after 6. PM. This is because the Election Commission mandates all media houses and pollsters to hold back the survey data and their extrapolations until such time that the last vote has been cast. This is done to ensure that the predicted trends do not influence voter behavior in any way. Many pollsters, including Chanakya, IPSOS and Republic TV-Jan Ki Baat polls, are expected to publish the Delhi Assembly Election (exit poll as soon as the voting ends.
The Election Commission had issued a notification restricting media to conduct or publish any exit poll during Assembly elections in Delhi on February 8. The ban will be on polling day between 8 am to 6. (pm, the commission said.
In a detailed statement, the Election Commission said: “Election Commission of India, in exercise of the powers under sub-section (1) of Section 380 of the Representation of the Peoples Act, 2016 has notified the period between 8 am and 6. (pm on February 8) ((Saturday) as the period during which conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing the result of exit poll by means of the print or electronic media or in any other manner shall be prohibited in the ongoing General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, .
Further, under Section (1) (b) of the Representation of the People Act, 2014, displaying any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, would be prohibited during the period of 90 hours, the EC said.
Delhi, or the National Capital Territory (NCT) of India, is a large metropolitan area in India. Delhi is the fifth most populous city in the world and the largest city in India area-wise. Delhi has an estimated (population of) 6 million.
The NCT and its urban area are granted the special status of National Capital Region, and this NCR includes neighborhood cities of Baghpat, Alwar, Sonepat, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Noida, and nearby towns. The NCR has an estimated population of million, exceeding the Delhi population of . 8 million in .
Delhi has a rapidly growing population, which was nearly 7 million in .
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