New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A voter turnout of 4.33 per cent was recorded till 10.00 am after polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly began on Saturday that will decide the fate of 672 candidates from the Aam Aadmi Party, BJP and Congress -- in a three-cornered contest.

 

According to the Voter turnout of the Election Commission, the maximum turnout was recorded in Kirari, 6.50 per cent, while the lowest turnout was recorded at Ambedkar Nagar (SC), 1.91 per cent.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and BJP leader Ram Madhav, AAP’s Raghav Chadha, Congress’ Alka Lamba were some of the early birds to cast their vote in the national capital.

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"Casting vote is one of the prime duties of the citizens of the country. People should definitely come out and cast their vote in order to contribute in the building of the nation," he said outside the polling station.

BJP MP Parvesh Verma, who recently made headlines for being barred by the Election Commission for his unparliamentary comments against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, cast his vote at a Matiala polling station.

 

"Today Delhi will decide what kind of government they want -- a government who works for the development of the nation or a government slipping into a sink hole of corruption," Verma told the media.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan along with his mother came and cast his vote at Ratan Devi Public School in Krishna Nagar. "This time the Aam Aadmi Party will be defeated very badly. People have seen them clearly in their true colours -- working against the interest of the nation.

"BJP will win with flying colours. This election is clearly between right and wrong," Harsh Vardhan told media here.

Polling for the 70 seats of Delhi Assembly began at 8 am in the national capital amid tight security on Saturday. The voting will continue till 6 pm in the evening.

 

The city is witnessing a triangular contest among the ruling AAP, which won a landslide majority in the last elections, the BJP and the Congress. In the last poll, the AAP had won 67 seats, the BJP 3. Congress didn't open its account.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma