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Delhi Assembly polls: 62.59 percent voter turnout recorded

Delhi Assembly polls: 62.59 percent voter turnout recorded

| @indiablooms | 09 Feb 2020, 02:14 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The Election Commission on Sunday said the voter turnout recorded during the Delhi Assembly polls on Saturday was 62.59 percent.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier questioned the delay in announcing the final voter percentage.

While addressing a press conference, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said: "The highest voter turnout was recorded in Ballimaran assembly constituency at 71.6 percent while the lowest voter turnout was recorded in Delhi Cantonment at 45.4 percent."

Speaking on the delay,  Ranbir Singh said: " It has taken a little bit of time. But, in case of data entry, it is very important to ensure accuracy of figures." 

Attacking the EC over its delay in announcing the final voter turnout percentage, Kejriwal tweeted: " Absolutely shocking. What is EC doing? Why are they not releasing poll turnout figures, several hours after polling?"

Delhi voted to elect a new Assembly on Saturday.

Voting started at 8 am and continued till 6 pm.

Meanwhile,  Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set for a hattrick with the party likely to form government in Delhi again by bagging around 56 of 70 assembly seats, NDTV's Exit Polls claimed. 

After the voting for the Delhi assembly election concluded on Saturday, most of the exit polls declared a clean sweep for the AAP.

The exit polls also predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win 14 seats and the Congress will bag none.

According to India Today-Axis My India's poll, AAP will win 59 to 68 seats while the BJP will get between two and 11 seats.

Times Now exit polls predicted 47 seats for AAP and 23 for the BJP.

As per ABP News-C Voter, 49-63 seats will go to AAP and 5-19 for BJP.

Republic TV-Jan Ki Baat has predicted that AAP will bag 48 to 61 seats and the BJP will get something between nine and 21 seats.

Even though exit polls can be proven wrong but right now it seems like the AAP is going to form the government for the straight third term.

However, the BJP has rejected the exit poll results and said people should wait for the final result which is due on Tuesday.

AAP had won 67 seats in the 2015 polls.

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