Delhi Election 2020: Around 28 Per Cent Voter Turnout Recorded Till 2 PM In The National Capital
Delhi Election 2020: Around 28 Per Cent Voter Turnout Recorded Till 2 PM In The National CapitalDelhi Election 2020

Delhi has recorded an estimated 27.48 per cent peaceful voter turnout till 2 pm on Saturday (8 January) with 1.47 crore eligible voters expected to cast their votes in the election for the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

The early hours saw low polling as very few voters chose to brave the early morning chill to cast their franchise even after the polling began at 8 am in bright sunshine amid tight security. There are 672 candidates in the fray to elect a new government.

The estimated turnout for North East Delhi till 2 pm was 34.82 per cent, according to the Election Commission's Voter Turnout App. Area-wise, East Delhi reported 31.31 per cent polling, North West Delhi 28.78 per cent, West 26.77 per cent, South 26.71 per cent, South West 23.25 per cent and Central 25.36 per cent turnout, the app said.

Delhi had recorded a voter turnout of 67.12 per cent in the last Assembly polls held in 2015.

There are 81,05,236 male voters, 66,80,277 female voters and 869 third gender voters. They queued up to vote in the 13,570 polling booths across 2,689 areas in the national capital.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan and S Jaishankar, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among the voters in the ongoing polling of the 70-member assembly.

(With inputs from IANS)

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