New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Voting percentage improved extensively to over 50.39 per cent by 6 pm as Delhiites queued up to cast their votes for the Assembly election on Saturday, poll officials said. The turnout was low considering that only three hours of voting hours were left, they said.


In North East Delhi, Chandni Chowk, the Aam Aadmi Party, the exit poll result of India Today-Axis My India says, would clean sweep 32-38 Assembly constituencies.


Chandni Chowk, which had voted for the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, has now seemed to have chosen the Aam Aadmi Party. The party is projected to win 9-10 seats in Chandni Chowk region, and the BJP is predicted to get only 0-1 seat. The Congress looks wiped out.


India Today-Axis My India's North East Delhi exit poll results suggest that the voters may have chosen the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the exit poll results of India Today has predicted that the Arvind Kejriwal party may walk away with 16-19 seats. The BJP, on the other hand, would probably have to manage with only 1-4 seats.


The India Today-Axis My India exit poll results of North West Delhi suggests that 7-9 seats will be won by Aam Aadmi Party and 1-3 seats to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Congress, like in West Delhi, may not bag even a single constituency in North West Delhi.


The polling was smooth and police maintained a strict vigil in sensitive areas. Delhi Police personnel, along with paramilitary force, conducted flag marches in sensitive areas of northeast Delhi, Shahdara and east Delhi. There were long queues outside some polling booths in areas dominated by minorities such as Jaffrabad, Shaheen Bagh, Seelampur and Jamia Nagar.


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In North Delhi, 53.57 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 6 pm, just an hour ahead of the commencement of the voting exercise. Areas like Badli, Rohini and Narela were among the areas where highest voter turnouts were recorded till 6 pm.


In Narela, 49.76 per cent of voter turnout was recorded till 5 pm, while in Rohini 58.80 per cent of total eligible voters in the area came out to cast their votes, which is the highest turn out recorded in North Delhi.



Badli area of North Delhi second Rohini with 57 per cent of voter turnout till 5 pm. In Adarsh Nagar area 44.50 per cent voter turnout was recorded, while in Bawana which is an SC seat, 41.95 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5 pm.


Meanwhile, in Wazirpur and Model Town, 49.91 and 42.73 per cent of voter turn out was recorded till 5 pm respectively, while Shakurpur Basti remains at the bottom in terms of voter turn out with 37.49 per cent of voters exercising their right till 5 pm. 


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Over 1.47 crore people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the polls that will decide the fate of 672 candidates in 70 assembly constituencies which are seeing a triangular contest among the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), opposition BJP and the Congress.

Posted By: Talib Khan