The polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly got underway today morning, an election that saw the ruling AAP, opposition BJP and the Congress engaged in a bitterly fought high-octane campaign. Over 1.47 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. Polling will begin at 8am and end at 6pm.
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party is going into the Delhi election with the hope to repeat its stellar performance of the last assembly polls, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which bagged all seven seats here in the Lok Sabha election in May 2019, will be aiming at expanding its vote share in the national capital.
After casting his vote, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said, “I am sure that on February 11 BJP will form the govt. BJP and PM Modi has done a lot for Delhi.”
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Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to the women to vote. “Just as you bear the responsibility of home, bear the responsibility of the country and Delhi. All women must go to vote and take the men of their houses,” he tweeted in Hindi. In the 2015 election, 66.5 percent of Delhi’s eligible women voters voted.