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Delhi Assembly Elections: Counting Of Votes At 21 Locations On Tuesday Under Tight Security

Election Commission Has Announced That The Final Voter Turnout Was 62.59 Per Cent For Delhi Assembly Elections 2020.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 10 Feb 2020, 07:06:13 PM
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Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi:

Tight security arrangements have been put in place at 21 locations in the national capital where the counting of votes will be held on Tuesday. The counting is scheduled to start at 8 am. Earlier, the Election Commission on Sunday announced that the final voter turnout was 62.59 per cent, five per cent less than 2015, and asserted that it followed the laid down process to compile data, after the AAP questioned the ‘delay’.

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Okhla constituency recorded 58.84 per cent. Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar fall in Okhla assembly constituency, where hectic polling had taken place till late afternoon.

Ballimaran constituency recorded the highest voter turnout of 71.6 per cent among all the 70 assembly seats in the national capital, while Delhi Cantonment brought up the rear in polling percentage, according to data shared by officials on Sunday.

The AAP has deployed its volunteers outside the 30 strong rooms where EVMs have been kept, a move aimed at keeping a tight vigil on the machines till the counting day which is on Tuesday.

The Congress is seeking to better its performance than last time when it did not bag any seat in the Assembly polls but improved its vote share in 2019 polls.

The AAP had got 54.3 per cent votes in the 2015 Assembly polls, while the BJP secured 32 per cent and the Congress bagged just 9.6 per cent of the total votes polled.

Over 1.47 crore people were eligible to vote in the Delhi polls, including 2,32,815 in the age group of 18-19.

Most exit polls also predicted that Congress is unlikely to open its account even this time in Delhi, which it ruled from 1998-2013.

Exit polls on Saturday predicted an easy win for the AAP, which sought to retain power on development plank, against the BJP that ran an aggressive campaign centred around the issues of anti-CAA protests and nationalism.

Voters of Delhi have sealed that fate of 672 candidates - 593 men and 79 women.

Tight security arrangements have been put in place at various centres across the national capital where counting of votes will take place on Tuesday.

Election Commission of India (ECI) has  announced that the final voter turnout in Delhi was 62.59 per cent.

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First Published : 10 Feb 2020, 07:06:13 PM