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Delhi Assembly polls: Voting begins

Delhi Assembly polls: Voting begins

| @indiablooms | 08 Feb 2020, 02:56 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid tight security, voting to elect a new assembly in Delhi commenced on Saturday.

Voting started at 8 am and will continue till 6 pm in the evening.

Ahead of the polls, Delhi witnessed high-octane campaigns by key contesting parties- the Aam Aadmi Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress.

Voters will decide the fates of 672 candidates.

Nearly 14.79 million registered voters are expected to cast their votes on Saturday.

The vote is crucial as it will test the popularity of both CM Arvind Kejriwal and PM Narendra Modi.

Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi tweeted and urged people to cast their votes.

"Urging the people of Delhi, especially my young friends, to vote in record numbers," Modi tweeted.

Five years ago, Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party had surprised many when it had won 67 seats in the 70-member assembly.

The BJP struggled to win 3 and Congress could not open an account, heralding a new chapter in the political scenario of the national capital.

This is the first election in the new decade.

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