New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The polling in the national capital for Assembly Elections ended at 6 pm on Saturday with 55.18 per cent of total voter turnout. The voting percentage went up by over 10 per cent in the last one hour. It was 44.52 per cent at 5 pm, according to the Election Commission's Voter Turnout app.


Soon after the polling ended, exit poll agencies started to reveal the results of the surveys conducted today. According to the Republic Channel’s exit poll, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is expected to retain its power in the national capital.


The Republic TV-Jann Ki Baat exit poll predicted that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to win 48-61 seats, while the BJP is expected to win 9-21 seats and the Congress between 0-1 seats.


Voting percentage improved extensively to over 55.18 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.


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.



Over 1.4 crore people are eligible to cast their votes including 81,05,236 male voters and 66,80,277 female voters. There are 869 third gender voters. Ballimaran is the smallest constituency in the national capital with an area of 2.50 square kilometres. Narela is the biggest with an area of 143.42 sq km.



In the 2015 assembly elections, the national capital had recorded a voter turnout of 67.08 per cent. Of the 11 districts, northeast recorded highest 50.75 per cent of voting, while New Delhi recorded 40.63 per cent, the lowest.

Posted By: Talib Khan