Delhi LS Polls: 60% Voting in 7 Seats, Overall 63.48% Turnout
All seven Lok Sabha constituencies of Delhi is set to vote in the sixth phase of polling on Sunday, 12 May.
Delhi recorded 60 percent voter turnout in the seven Lok Sabha constituencies that went to polls on Sunday, 12 May, in the sixth phase of polling.
Fifty-three other constituencies, across seven other states, also went to polls today.
The overall turnout figure across the country till 9 pm on Sunday was 63.48 percent. However, these are interim figures and the voting percentage is expected to increase.
- As many as 164 candidates, including 18 women, are in the fray in for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi
- President Ram Nath Kovind and Rahul Gandhi are among those who cast their votes
Catch all the LIVE updates from the other states going to polls in the 6th phase of elections 2019 here.
Candidates, Leaders Speak to The Quint
From Seeking Rejection of Nomination to Kejriwal 'Slapgate'
Candidates also tried to out-maneuver each other before the poll body. AAP candidates Atishi and Raghav Chadha sought rejection of nomination papers of their BJP rivals Gautam Gambhir and Ramesh Bidhuri, respectively.
In a security breach, Chief Minister Kejriwal was slapped by a man during a road show in Moti Nagar. Allegations of horse trading flew thick and fast as two AAP MLAs – Anil Bajpai and Devinder Sehrawat – crossed over to the BJP.
The campaigning also saw South Delhi BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri using a Hindi slur against Kejriwal. On the penultimate day, the AAP and the BJP sparred over a derogatory pamphlet that targeted Delhi's ruling party candidate Atishi.
60,000 Security Personnel To Be On Toes In Delhi For Polling Day
More than 60,000 security personnel, including the Home Guards and paramilitary forces, have been deployed across the city a day before the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi.
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik told PTI that elaborate arrangements, according to the instructions of the Election Commission of India, are in place to ensure no anti-social element causes any menace.
“Security personnel have been deployed at polling booths and special reserve parties and policemen are patrolling vulnerable areas”, the police said.
The Police Control Room Unit will also stay alert to calls of any complaints being made, specially relating to the election process, they added.
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Three-Way Contest in Delhi: What the BJP, AAP & Cong Are Promising?
The high-pitched poll campaign in the national capital that ended on Friday, 10 May, had all the elements of a political soap opera.
The campaign which got off to a slow start as alliance talks between the AAP and Congress lingered on till the last days of nomination, gained momentum over the last fortnight with senior leaders drawing huge crowds at mega rallies and road shows in the national capital.
The campaign reached a crescendo in its last lap with Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding a massive rally at the iconic Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressing two public meetings, while his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra taking out two road shows in the city.
While the BJP's campaign revolved around the party's high-pitched nationalism narrative and the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress kept him in the cross hairs and sought to hard sell its minimum income guarantee scheme – NYAY.
The AAP, on the other hand, focussed on the demand for full statehood for Delhi.
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