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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

Delhi Election 2020 Voting Percentage LIVE Updates:Delhi Election 2020 Voting Percentage LIVE Updates: As voting drew to an end at 6 pm, only 54.65 percent votes had been polled in the National Capital.

FP Staff February 08, 2020 18:15:15 IST
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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

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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. 

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Feb 08, 2020 - 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.

Feb 08, 2020 - 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

 

 

Feb 08, 2020 - 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). 

Feb 08, 2020 - 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. 

Feb 08, 2020 - 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.

Feb 08, 2020 - 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

Feb 08, 2020 - 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. 

Feb 08, 2020 - 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. 

Feb 08, 2020 - 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%

Feb 08, 2020 - 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). 

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 5465 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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