Rajouri Garden bypoll a referendum on Arvind Kejriwal govt: Congress

New Delhi: The Rajouri Garden by-poll is a referendum on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's two-year rule, senior Congress leader Ajay Maken said on Sunday.

After casting his vote, he expressed confidence about winning the assembly bypoll and asserted that the main contest was between the Congress and the BJP.

File image of Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken. PTI

File image of Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken. PTI

"This by-poll is very important and the Congress will win this election. The contest is mainly between the Congress and the BJP. This is directly parliamentary election," the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) President said.

"This is a referendum on Kejriwal's two years' work," he said.

According to the election office, voting began at 8 am and will continue till 6 pm in the area which has around 1.6 lakh electors.

The seat fell vacant early this year after AAP's Jarnail Singh quit as MLA to contest the Punjab Assembly elections against SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal.

Along with EVMs, the reliability of which has been questioned by the AAP, voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPATs) are being used at all 166 polling stations of the west Delhi constituency.

Updated Date: Apr 09, 2017 12:44 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See