Delhi Election 2020 Voting Percentage LIVE Updates: 54.65 percent turnout recorded as polling comes to an end; highest turnout witnessed in North East district

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Delhi Election 2020 Voting Percentage LIVE Updates: 54.65 percent turnout recorded as polling comes to an end; highest turnout witnessed in North East district
  • 19:02 (IST)

    Highest poll percentage recorded in Central delhi's Matia Mahal constituency

    The highest poll percentage, as of 6 pm, was recorded in Central Delhi's Matia Mahal constituency, where Muslims constitute a considerable proportion of the voters.

    Veteran leader Shoaib Iqbal has won every election in this constituency between 1993 and 2015 fighting on different symbols. This year, the AAP has fielded Iqbal while the Congress candidate is Mirza Javed Ali. The main contest was likely restricted to these two parties, while the BJP could expect a favourable verdict in case of a split in the Muslim vote bank.

  • 18:22 (IST)

    Here is the district wise voter turnout at 6 pm

     

    District 05:00 pm turnout 06:00 pm turnout
    North West 43.62 54.35
    North East 50.88 62.75
    South 44.34 53.15
    Central 44.74 53.05
    South West 46.73 54.69
    East 45.75 56.08
    West 42.62 54.88
    North 42.85 52.68
    New Delhi 44.09 51.57
    Shahdara 46.1 56.95
    South East 41.53 52.35

     

     

  • 18:08 (IST)

    Only 54.65 percent votes polled till 6 pm

    As voting drew to an end at 6 pm, only 54.65 percent votes had been polled in the National Capital. The North East Delhi district witnessed the highest polling with 62.75 percent of the voters exercising their franchise. The lowest turnout was recorded in New Delhi (51.57 percent). 

  • 17:55 (IST)

    New Delhi and Central districts record highest jump in voter turnout

    According to the 5 pm data released by the Election Commission, two districts — New Delhi and Central — recorded a jump in voting figures from 4 pm. The voter turnout in the New Delhi shot up to 44.09 from 37.26 percent while in Central Delhi it increased from 38.41 to 44.74 percent. 

  • 17:47 (IST)

    Rithala contituency records low voter turnout of 35.30 percent till 5.30 pm

    The Rithala constituency in North West Delhi has registered a voter turnout of only 35.30 percent as of now. The Constituency had recorded a voter turnout of 66.46 percent in the previous election. 

    As per reports, Rithala has a mixed population with Muslims constituting over 30 to 40 percent of the population.The Assembly segment also has a crucial Jat population, which has traditionally been a BJP votebank. Middle-class areas such as Sector 17 Rohini, Sector 16 Rohini, Sector 11 Rohini and Sector 6 Rohini are part of the constituency.

    This year, the BJP has fielded Manish Choudhary, a councilor in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation against incumbent candidate Mohinder Goyal from the AAP.

  • 17:18 (IST)

    Here's how Delhi voted till 5 pm

    District 04:00 pm turnout 05:00 pm turnout
    North West 43.31 43.62
    North East 49.07 50.88
    South 43.65 44.34
    Central 38.41 44.74
    South West 42.48 46.73
    East 45.49 45.75
    West 42.2 42.62
    North 42.43 42.85
    New Delhi 37.26 44.09
    Shahdara 43.09 46.1
    South East 39.41 41.53

  • 17:06 (IST)

    With just one hour of polling left, UT records 44.74% votes

    With only an hour remaining before the polling closes, Delhi has clocked only 44.74% votes so far. It is likely that the number picks up in the final hour as the Election Commission allows each voter to exercise their franchise if they joined the line even at 6 pm. 

  • 17:00 (IST)

    Palam sees 58% voter turnout as of now

    Palam constituency has recorded 59 percent votes as of now. AAP's Bhavna Gaur is fighting to retain the seat while the BJP, which has won the seat twice in the past, is looking to wrest the seat from the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. The saffron party has nominated Vijay Pandit to fight the upcoming election. The Congress., meanwhile, has given the seat to its ally RJD. 

  • 16:57 (IST)

    Three seats BJP left for its allies witness low turnout

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is a key contender of Aam Aadmi Party in these elections and it is contesting polls on all but three seats in Delhi These are Burari, Seemapuri and Sangam Vihar. And coincidentally, the voter percentage has remained considerably low in all these seats. These are also seats with sizeable Muslim population, a community that is expected to vote for the strongest candidate against the BJP. However, with the saffron party out of the fray, the low numbers could also mean that the party was not able to get its supporters to vote for its allies. 

    Burari - 32.20%

    Sangam Vihar - 29.38%

    Seemapuri - 36.46%

  • 16:35 (IST)

    Only 29.38% votes polled in Sangam Vihar; constituency a challenging field for all three parties in fray

    The Sangam Vihar assembly constituency is important for all the key contestants as it throws up an interesting potpourri of demography and class. This means that no party has a clear upper hand over the voters here.

    It has the most number of unauthorised colonies in the capital, which is why the regularisation of colonies is a big issue here where BJP sees a chance to score some browny points. However, most of the residents here are poor or fall in the lower-middle class category, making AAP’s subsidies on water and power quite vital in the area. But also, almost one-fifth of Sangam Vihar’s population is Muslim. The BJP’s attempts to polarise voters are quite likely to be visible in this area, which may either unite Muslim votes against BJP, or also split it between AAP and Congress. 

    A poor voter turnout could be worrying for all three candidates contesting from the region. AAP has fielded its ncumbent MLA Dinesh Mohaniya, who is also the vice-chairman of the Delhi Jal Board. He is facing former BJP MLA SCL Gupta, who is contesting on a JD(U) ticket and Poonam Azad of Congress. BJP has not fielded a candidate from the Assembly constituency as per its seat-sharing agreement with NDA partner JD(U). 

  • 16:15 (IST)

    Voting percentage picks up slightly in the final hours of voting, more districts see over 10% jump in past hour

    District 03:00 pm turnout 04:00 pm turnout
    North West 28.73 43.31
    North East 34.82 49.07
    South 28.42 43.65
    Central 29.39 38.41
    South West 32.45 42.48
    East 31.8 45.49
    West 27.32 42.2
    North 29.24 42.43
    New Delhi 30.29 37.26
    Shahdara 33.79 43.09
    South East 30.34 39.41

  • 16:04 (IST)

    42.29% voters exercise franchise till 4 pm in National Capital

    At least 42 percent of voters have cast their vote till 4 pm, with only two hours left for the polling to conclude. 

  • 15:52 (IST)

    Muslim-dominated Mustafabad records highest voter turnout so far; only seat to have polled over 50% votes till now

    The Mustafabad Assembly constituency came into existence in 2008 as part of delimitation exercise. The constituency is part of the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. It recorded a 53.10% voter turnout in contrast to Okhla — another seat with sizeable Muslim vote — that clocked just 30.93% votes till 3:50 pm. 

    Over the last seven years, AAP has successfully weaned away Muslim voters, who have long been considered a traditional Congress vote bank. In 2015, when AAP had swept the Delhi elections winning 67 seats and giving away only three to BJP, Mustafabad was the only Muslim-dominated seat that was won by BJP.

    For the upcoming Delhi Assembly Election 2020, the key candidates in Mustafabad constituency include Haji Yunus of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Jagdish Pradhan of the BJP and ex-MLA Hasan Ahmed's son Ali Mehndi from Congress. Mehndi is also head of the Congress party's minority wing.

  • 15:44 (IST)

    Narela records highest voter turnout so far

    Voters in this rural constituency in the National Capital has performed way better than other plush localities such as RK Puram, New Delhi, or Chanakyapuri. The cosntituency clocked 49.76 percent turnout till 3.30 pm, even as the average for rest of the city remained at a disappointing 34 percent.

    Narela is one of the many Jat dominated Assembly segments in the Union Territory. Jats form over 5 percent of the electorate in Delhi and up to 30 percent of voters in Narela, according to rough estimates by political parties. Narela is a rural area with 58 villages and is along the Haryana border of the National Capital, just off the Grand Trunk Road — one of Asia's oldest and longest roads which had linked the Indian subcontinent with Central Asia. 

  • 15:17 (IST)

    Delhi voter turnout remains low; here's district wise breakdown of polling data

    There were no jarring differences between voter turnuot in one district versus another as opposed to the the morning trends. Howeever, the overall turnout remained abysmally low. North West Delhi reported the highest figures, while West Delhi had the lowest turnout. 

    District 03:00 pm turnout
    North West 28.73
    North East 34.82
    South 28.42
    Central 29.39
    South West 32.45
    East 31.8
    West 27.32
    North 29.24
    New Delhi 30.29
    Shahdara 33.79
    South East 30.34

  • 15:03 (IST)

    At 3 pm, Delhi voter turnout at 29.89%

  • 14:58 (IST)

    Shakur Basti sees only 24.49% voting till 2.45 pm

     

    Shakur Basti was a region where BJP is hoping to unseat AAP on the basis of the recent law passed by the Centre that legalises unauthorised colonies, even as AAP has fielded its key face and cabinet minister Satyendar Jain from here. Even though Shakur Basti has a diverse demography, with planned areas, colonies, low-income settlements as well as slums, it also has a large trader community, which has traditionally sided with the BJP. 

    Women also are a key voter group in this constituency as it maintains a higher sex ratio than the National Capital's average. According to reports, civic issues like lack of proper roads, piped water supply and sewage lines are likely to dominate the poll narrative in this constituency, which is densely populated. 

    However, low voter turnout could be worrisome for both Congress and BJP as Delhi saw one of its most pitched battles. Voter disinterest usually serves well the ruling party but the odds are totally unpredictable in these polls given the polarising narrative.

  • 14:33 (IST)

    Chandni Chowk constituency in Old Delhi sees just over 25% turnout till 2.30 pm despite polarising poll narrative

    Delhi's Jama Masjid and areas in the Old city were at the centre of the anti-CAA demonstrations. The area which has a sizeable Muslim population saw huge crowd mobilisation during protests held at the iconic mosque and at other locations. However, that does not seem to have electrified voters as polling remained slow in the seat. 

    According to Election Commission's live provisional data, at 2.30 pm, only 25.47 percent of the constituency's voters have cast their votes. 

    It is one of the smallest constituencies in the National Capital in terms of electorate. Yet, it is one of the most important constituencies in Delhi primarily because of the dominance of various businesses in the area and its historic significance. This year, the Congress has fielded former AAP leader Alka Lamba, the BJP has given a ticket to Suman Kumar Gupta, while Parlad Singh Sawhney is contesting as an AAP candidate. 

  • 14:15 (IST)

    Here's the district-wise voter turnout data till 2 pm

    District 11:00 am turnout 12:00 pm turnout 01:00 pm turnout 02:00 pm turnout
    North West 11.7 16.72 18.04 28.78
    North East 14.68 19.85 20.79 34.82
    South 11.87 15.91 17.29 26.71
    Central 7.85 13.3 17.22 25.36
    South West 6.77 18.11 16.73 23.25
    East 11.78 18.39 19 31.31
    West 10.28 15.07 15.69 26.77
    North 11.69 16.49 16.98 28.11
    New Delhi 7.34 14.7 15.49 24.13
    Shahdara 10.58 19.61 20.4 32.03
    South East 8.08 14.3 15 24.35

  • 14:12 (IST)

    Jat-dominated Bijwasan seat records lowest turnout till 2 pm

    The Jat-dominated Bijwasan, part of the South Delhi district has recorded the poorest turnout with 10.79 percent of votes. Mustafabad seat in North East Delhi has recorded the highest voter turnout so far, with 37.36 percent. Key candidates in Mustafabad constituency include Haji Yunus of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Jagdish Pradhan of the BJP and Ahmed's son Ali Mehndi from Congress. 

  • 14:04 (IST)

    Delhi records 27.48% polling till 2 pm

    According to Election Commission's voter turnout app, the National Capital has seen 27.48 percent polling since 2 pm. The polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly got underway on Saturday morning, where 1.47 crore people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the polls that will decide the fate of 672 candidates. 

  • 13:32 (IST)

    Mustafabad sees highest voter turnout at 36.34% so far 

    Mustafabad seat in North East Delhi has recorded the highest voter turnout so far, with 36.34 percent. The Jat-dominated Bijwasan, part of the South Delhi district has recorded the poorest turnout with 10.79 percent of votes.

  • 13:16 (IST)

    Here is how Delhi voted so far

    Voter percentage remain dismal across the National Capital even as half of the voting hours have already been spent. A few exceptions were North East Delhi and Shahdara districts. In fact, turnout in the poshest, and perhaps the most keenly watched New Delhi area remained dismal. South East Delhi bordering Noida of Uttar Pradesh saw the worst figures among all Delhi districts.   

    District 11:00 am turnout 12:00 pm turnout 01:00 pm turnout
    North West 11.7 16.72 18.04
    North East 14.68 19.85 20.79
    South 11.87 15.91 17.29
    Central 7.85 13.3 17.22
    South West 6.77 18.11 16.73
    East 11.78 18.39 19
    West 10.28 15.07 15.69
    North 11.69 16.49 16.98
    New Delhi 7.34 14.7 15.49
    Shahdara 10.58 19.61 20.4
    South East 8.08 14.3 15

  • 13:07 (IST)

    National Capital records 17.82% polling till 1 pm

    The polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly got underway on Saturday 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 people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the polls that will decide the fate of 672 candidates. Till 1 pm, only 17.82 percent of Delhi electors had cast their votes. 

  • 12:57 (IST)

    Shaheen Bagh, epicentre of anti-CAA protests sees long queues, but AC shows dismal poll percentage as per EC data

    The Election Commission has put all five polling stations in Shaheen Bagh, the epicentre of anti-CAA protests, under the "critical" category However, the polarisation in the region over the issue is likely to have spurred voter enthusiasm. Most media reports claimed long queues were seen outside polling booths. However, Okhla, the Assembly Constituency under which the area falls has a dismal voter turn out as per the Election Commission's provisional data app, Voter Turnout. The Assemply seat has only recorded a 4.66 percent turnout so far. 

    AAP's Amanatullah Khan is the sitting MLA in this area and also the 2020 candidate of the party, he is up against Congress's Parvez Hashmi and BJP's Brahm Singh Bidhuri. 

  • 12:29 (IST)

    Here's the district-wise voter turnout data till 12 pm

    North East Delhi has maintained the lead among all Delhi districts as far as voter turnout is concerned. Shahdara, a semi-urban area on Delhi-UP border on the eastern side of the city is close behind at 19.61 percent turnout.

    District 11:00 am turnout 12:00 pm turnout
    North West 11.7% 16.72%
    North East 14.68% 19.85%
    South 11.87% 15.91%
    Central 7.85% 13.3%
    South West 6.77% 18.11%
    East 11.78% 18.39%
    West 10.28% 15.07%
    North 11.69% 16.49%
    New Delhi 7.34% 14.7%
    Shahdara 10.58% 19.61%
    South East 8.08% 14.3%

  • 12:11 (IST)

    EC provisional data says UT recorded 15.68% polling till noon

    According to Election Commission's voter turnout app, the National Capital has seen 15.68 percent polling since 8 am. The voting percentage is expected to pick up now as some sunshine has cut through the morning chills. However, it is still quite windy and the city reports an average temperature of 17 degree celcius as of now. 

  • 11:59 (IST)

    Sultanpur Majra seat sees highest turnout at 16.21% so far

    According to Election Commission, a reserved seat for Schedule Caste candidates, Sultanpur Majra in the North West Delhi district saw the highest voter turnout across Delhi till 11 am.  

     Situated in North West Delhi district, the constituency saw a high-profile contest in the 2015 polls, when AAP’s Sandeep Kumar earned the moniker of "giant killer" by defeating veretan Congress leader Jai Kishan by a margin of 56 percent votes. This year, the contest is even more interesting as AAP has dropped Kumar, its controversial former minister, and nominated Jat leader Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat, the BJP has given the ticket to Ramchandra Chavvaria. The Congress has nominated Kishan for the upcoming election. 

  • 11:36 (IST)

    14.77% voter turnout recorded till 11 am in Delhi

    Voting for the assembly elections in Delhi is underway with people queuing up outside polling booths since early Saturday morning undeterred by the chilly weather. Till 11 am, over 14 percent voters have exercised their right to vote, according to Election Commission's provisional data.

  • 11:18 (IST)

    South Delhi records highest turnout among all Delhi districts

    South Delhi voters turned out in huge numbers on the voting day. Till 10 am, the district segment had recorded 6.4 percent voting while North West Delhi was close behind with 4.53 percent. The lowest voter turnout was reported from South West Delhi where only 1,51 percent cast their vote. 

    District 10:00 am turnout
    North West 4.53%
    North East 5.19%
    South 6.4%
    Central 2.67%
    South West 1.51%
    East 4.05%
    West 5.05%

  • 10:51 (IST)

    Voting percentage sees a steady rise, 5.27% people execised franchise till 10.00 am

    The 10.00 am voting percentage was recorded at 5.27 percent, according to the Election Commission's Voter Turnout app. Security forces kept a tight watch across the 70 constituencies, with police and paramilitary personnel keeping an "extra vigil" in sensitive areas like Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar and Seelampuri.

     
    There are over 81 lakh male voters, 66.80 lakh female voters, and 869 third-gender voters, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh has said.
    Around 2.33 lakh voters are in the age group of 18-19, 2.04 lakh voters are senior citizens aged 80, while there are 11,608 service voters, according to officials.

  • 10:47 (IST)

    Delhi reports over 4% turnout within first hour of voting 

    The polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly got underway on Saturday 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 people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the polls that will decide the fate of 672 candidates.

    In the one hour since voting began, at least 4.34 percent voters came out of their homes to exercise their franchise. The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements to ensure people vote in large numbers. 

Delhi Election 2020 Voting Percentage LATEST Updates: As voting drew to an end at 6 pm, only 54.65 percent votes had been polled in the National Capital. The North East Delhi district witnessed the highest polling with 62.75 percent of the voters exercising their franchise. The lowest turnout was recorded in New Delhi (51.57 percent).

Voter percentage remain dismal across the National Capital even as only an hours remain before voting will close. So far only 44.74 percent votes have been polled.

A few exceptions were North East Delhi and Shahdara districts. In fact, turnout in the poshest, and perhaps the most keenly watched New Delhi area remained dismal. The Jat-dominated Bijwasan, part of the South Delhi district has recorded the poorest turnout with 10.79 percent of votes.

Voting for the assembly elections in Delhi is underway with people queuing up outside polling booths since early Saturday morning undeterred by the chilly weather. Up till 12 noon, over 15 percent people have already cast their votes while long queues can be seen at polling booths. North East Delhi has so far seen the highest turnout.

Till 11 am, over 14 percent voters have exercised their right to vote, according to Election Commission's provisional data.

Elections are currently underway in 70-membered Delhi Assembly to elect a new government. The current term of the government is set to end on 22 February. Over 1.47 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. Polling began at 8 am and will end at 6 pm. In the 2015 Assembly elections, Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 67.12 percent. In 2013, 65.63 percent of eligible Delhiites turned out to vote and the figure in the 2008 elections was 57.58 percent.

Both BJP and AAP are eyeing to gain power in the National Capital. The Congress is the third main force in the contest in which 672 candidates are in the fray for 70 Assembly seats. 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 Assembly election too.

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The Congress is seeking to improve its performance than last time when it failed to bag even a single seat in the Assembly polls. The AAP had got 54.3 percent votes in the 2015 Assembly polls, while the BJP secured 32 percent and the Congress bagged just 9.6 percent of the total votes polled.

 Delhi Election 2020 Voting Percentage LIVE Updates: 54.65 percent turnout recorded as polling comes to an end; highest turnout witnessed in North East district

Representational image. PTI

Riding on tech-savvy elements like QR codes and mobile apps, poll authorities have geared up for the polls, making tight security arrangements across the national capital and keeping an extra vigil in Shaheen Bagh and other sensitive polling areas.

Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said 1,47,86,382 people are eligible to vote in the Delhi polls, and 2,32,815 are in the age group of 18-19. Voters in various categories include males (81,05,236), females (66,80,277), service voters (11,608), third gender voters (869), and senior citizens (aged 80 and above) voters (2,04,830), officials said.

Security personnel kept guard at strong rooms storing EVMs. Election staff during the day carried EVMs and other polling material to booths under tight supervision in all constituencies.

"After getting polling material, a large number of polling stations have already been set up, and soon all will be done. Model polling stations will be spread across 70 locations, one in each constituency. Each of these 70 locations will also have 'pink booths'," he said.

Pink booths are those which are manned completely by women staff.

Voters in various categories include males (81,05,236), females (66,80,277), service voters (11,608), third gender voters (869), and senior citizens (aged 80 and above) voters (2,04,830), officials said.

Electors can carry smartphones at polling stations in 11 assembly constituencies for accessing QR codes from the voters' helpline app in case they have not brought the voter's slip to the booth.

Delhi has 70 Assembly constituencies and one constituency in each of the 11 districts will have this tech-driven facility.

The 11 are Sultanpur Majra, Seelampur, Ballimaran, Bijwasan, Trilokpuri, Shakur Basti, New Delhi, Rohtas Nagar, Chhatarpur, Rajouri Garden and Jangpura.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Feb 08, 2020 19:02:15 IST