Delhi Assembly Election 2020 voting live updates: National Capital elections 2020 has begun in the 70 constituencies of Delhi. The polling will continue to 6 pm on all the polling booths. The counting of votes would be done on February 11. Reports said around 672 candidates will be locking horns this time. The election commission has requested Delhi citizens to use public holidays and must vote.
The Delhi Assembly 2020 elections were key development in politics due to the amendment of the Citizenship Act. Now the eyes are kept on the result of the state elections. The Election commission has planned approximately 2,689 polls panel locations in the city for the convenient polling. The EC has announced all voters list, booths, locations, etc a week ago. Election commission assured the convenience and the protection of the Delhi voters. There are several arrangements done on the polling booth such as medical kit, wheelchairs, pickups, drops, etc.
The Delhi government has started the metro services from 4 a. m. so that the Delhiites can reach conveniently on the polling booth. The campaigning has already closed on February 6, no politician is allowed to promote the party on the polling day.
The polling in Delhi is happening in one phase, all 70 constituencies are polling today at 8 am which will end at 6 pm. People can check out the information of the candidate form their constituency on the government app called Hmara Neta. There are more such apps that Delhi voters can use for their several questions.
National Capital assembly term will end on February 22, the three major parties for a showdown in Delhi are Aam AAdmi Party, the Bhartiya Janta Party, and Congress. In all the campaigns, all three parties were continued to the blame game. Now the Delhiites have to choose their government on the basis of work, party manifesto and the campaigning. Shaheen Bagh is going to be one more reason for this election can change the dynamics.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee cast his vote. He also requested the people of the Capital to turn up and exercise their voting right.
Voted today for the #DelhiAssemblyElections.— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) February 8, 2020
Every election is important. Every vote is essential and it counts.
I urge my fellow citizens in #Delhi to come out and vote in large numbers and participate in the strengthening of our Democracy. #CitizenMukherjee pic.twitter.com/CEsBk4twqI
30.18% voter turnout till 3 pm in Delhi
Delhi has witnessed a voter turnout of 30.18% till 3 pm in Assembly Elections 2020. In the last polls, the voting percentage till 3 pm was 51.2%. Evidently, there is a significant dip in the number of votes polled in assembly elections held in the national capital.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee casts his vote
Pranab Mukherjee, Former Indian President, has cast his vote in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. He was spotted exiting from a polling station at Kamraj lane in New Delhi constituency. The voter turnout till 2 pm in Delhi assembly polls is 28.14%.
Sushil Kumar casts his vote
27.4% voter turn out till 1:30 pm
As per Election Commission's site, 27.4% of voters exercised their vote till 1:30 pm. Compared to the 2015's numbers, the voting is bearish this time. AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, Congress' Priyanka Gandhi, and BJP MP Manoj Tiwari have asked people to turn up.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Robert Vadra cast their vote with their son Raihan Rajiv Vadra
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra's son Raihan Rajiv Vadra cast his first vote today. On being a first-time voter, Raihan shared with the media that he feels nice to take part in the democratic process and everyone should exercise their voting rights. Furthermore, he said that public transport should be accessible to all and subsidised for students.
Raihan Rajiv Vadra, son of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra: It was a nice feeling to take part in the democratic process. Everyone should exercise their right to vote; I think everyone should have access to public transport and it should be subsidized for students. https://t.co/bpZTQprAZr pic.twitter.com/qylCEuoYeV— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Congress candidate Alka Lamba on scuffle between Congress and AAP
Congress candidate Alka Lamba, contesting from Chandni Chowk assembly constituency, has said that she saw the son of an AAP candidate in an argument with police over getting admission in a polling booth. This is when an AAP worker named Harmesh hurled abuses at her. She further thanked the police for arresting him immediately. After polling in her vote, Alka Lamba had tried to slap an AAP worker. In response, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that they would complain to EC about her behaviour.
Alka Lamba: As soon as I came out from polling booth I saw son of AAP candidate arguing with the police over getting admission inside polling booth. At that moment, an AAP worker Harmesh used abusive language against me. Thank the police who arrested him immediately. https://t.co/Ps49gTjZXQ pic.twitter.com/fXPVBAnCnR— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Delhi witnesses 19.37% voter turnout till 1 pm in 2020 assembly elections
The voter turnout in Delhi assembly elections till 1 pm is just 19.37%. Looking at the voter trends, it is estimated that the polling percentage will increase by the evening. In last assembly polls, Delhi had created a voting record of 67.47%.
Arvind Kejriwal hits back at Smriti Irani's Anti Women Kejriwal remark
In response to BJP leader Smriti Irani's anti-women Kejriwal accusation, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has hit back that women of Delhi have decided whom to vote for. Furthermore, they have also decided the vote of their family. After all, it is the women who run the home.
स्मृति जी, दिल्ली की महिलाओं ने किसे वोट देना है ये तय कर लिया है। और पूरी दिल्ली में इस बार अपने परिवार का वोट महिलाओं ने ही तय किया है। आखिर घर तो उन्हें ही चलाना होता है https://t.co/Psszwmmd3a— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 8, 2020
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal alleges BJP is mocking him ever since he has recited Hanuman Chalisa on national television
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that BJP is constantly mocking him ever since he has recited Hanuman Chalisa on national television. Now they are saying that he has made a Hanuman temple impure by his visit. Questioning this kind of politics, Arvind Kejriwal said that God belongs to all and God blesses everyone, including BJP members.
जब से मैंने एक TV चैनल पे हनुमान चालीसा पढ़ा है, भाजपा वाले लगातार मेरा मज़ाक़ उड़ा रहे हैं। कल मैं हनुमान मंदिर गया।आज भाजपा नेता कह रहे हैं कि मेरे जाने से मंदिर अशुद्ध हो गया। ये कैसी राजनीति है? भगवान तो सभी के हैं। भगवान सभी को आशीर्वाद दें, भाजपा वालों को भी।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 8, 2020
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Smriti Irani slams Arvind Kejriwal's vote appeal to women
BJP leader Smriti Irani has slammed Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal by calling him Anti Women. On February 8, Arvind Kejriwal made a special appeal to women of Delhi to vote in Delhi Assembly Elections today and discuss with men whom to vote for. The latter piece of advice did not go down well with Smriti Irani. She asked him whether he thinks women are not capable enough to make decisions for themselves.
Security tightened to ensure smooth conduct of elections in Delhi
Heavy security has been deployed in sensitive areas while polling is underway at 70 member constituencies in National Capital. A flag march has also been held by Police and Paramilitary force in Brij Puri. Alok Kumar, JT CP Eastern Range, has said all senior officers, PCR and QRTs have been deployed to ensure smooth conduct of elections.
Delhi: Police¶military force personnel hold flag march in Brij Puri. Jt CP Eastern Range Alok Kumar says, "There's adequate arrangement in place for smooth conduct of polls. All senior officers along with the forces patrolling the area. PCR&QRTs deployed at sensitive areas". pic.twitter.com/HRyEMFGg6K— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari confident of BJP's win, predicts 50+ seats
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari has said that his sixth sense indicates that BJP will form government in Delhi this time. He is confident that BJP will secure victory by winning more than 50 seats. However, he didn't reveal who would be the next Chief Minister if BJP comes to power.
Polling percentage at 15.68% till 12 pm in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020
15.68% votes have been polled till 12:00 pm in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. Several political leaders, Bollywood actors and Election Commission officers have cast their votes.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani and his daughter Pratibha Advani cast their vote.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani casts his vote at a polling booth at Aurangzeb lane. He was accompanied by his daughter Pratibha Advani. 7.5% voter turnout has been recorded till 11 am in New Delhi.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi urges Delhi to vote, says don't be lazy
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has urged everyone in Delhi to come out and exercise their voting right. She said that it is very important and one shouldn't be lazy. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra cast her vote at booth no. 114 and 116 at Lodhi Estate.
AAP member Sanjay Singh defends Arvind Kejriwal
Responding to Manoj Tiwari's remark on Arvind Kejriwal, AAP MP Sanjay Singh has questioned whether BJP views Delhi CM's from an untouchable perspective. Calling it a lowly and disgusting remark, Sanjay Singh said that BJP is still in an era where Dalits were not permitted to enter temple premises. Furthermore, he commented that even Lord Ram cannot save BJP now.
AAP MP Sanjay Singh on Manoj Tiwari's comment: Delhi ke CM ko itni achoot bhavna se dekhti hai BJP? Is se zyada gira hua aur ghatiya bayan ho nahi sakta. Abhi bhi aap us yug mein hain jahan daliton ko mandir mein pravesh nahi diya jata tha.Shri Ram bhi ab BJP ko nahi bacha sakte. https://t.co/9RVLm9brbA pic.twitter.com/yhyjvLjY05— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Scuffle breaks out between AAP & Congress
Congress candidate Alka Lamba tries to slap an AAP worker after scuffle breaks out between AAP and Congress near Majnu Ka Teela. AAP leader Sanjay Singh has threatened to complain to the Election Commission regarding the matter. Watch the video here:
#WATCH Delhi: Scuffle breaks out between AAP and Congress workers near Majnu ka Teela, Congress candidate Alka Lamba tries to slap an AAP worker. AAP leader Sanjay Singh has said the party will complain to Election Commission. #DelhiElections2020 (note: abusive language) pic.twitter.com/l5VriLUTkF— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari takes a jibe at Arvind Kejriwal
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari has taken a jibe at Arvind Kejriwal's visit to an ancient Hanuman temple on the eve of Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. Quipping whether Arvind Kejriwal had gone to the temple to impure Lord Hanuman, Manoj Tiwari observed that the AAP leader removed his shoe from one hand and used the same hand to take the flower garland. He added that this is what happens when fake followers offer their prayers and have especially asked the Pandit Ji to clean the idol of Hanuman Ji many times.
Manoj Tiwari, BJP: Woh (Arvind Kejriwal) pooja karne gaye the ya Hanuman Ji ko ashudh karne gaye the? Ek haath se joota utaarke,ussi haath se mala lekar...kya kar diya? Jab nakli bhakt aate hain na toh yahi hota hai. Maine pandit ji ko bataya, bahut baar Hanuman Ji ko dhoye hain. pic.twitter.com/lETgFhgfK7— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reach to vote in Delhi Assembly Election 2020
Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also step out to cast their votes in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. While Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi will vote at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi constituency, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will vote at booth no. 114 and 115 at Lodhi Estate.
Delhi: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi arrives at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi assembly constituency, to cast her vote. She is accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who will cast her vote at booth no.114 & 116 at Lodhi Estate. #DelhiElections pic.twitter.com/h4dWGVL1nh— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reaches polling booth number 81 and 82 at Aurangzeb Road to cast his vote
Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reaches polling booth number 81 and 82 at Aurangzeb Road to cast their vote. The key issues mentioned in Congress Party's election manifesto include subsidised education for students living in notified slums and resettlement colonies, unemployment allowances for graduates and postgraduates, electricity connections, regularisation of unauthorised colonies and more.
Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Singh cast their vote at Nirman Bhawan
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Singh have exercised their voting rights in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. They casted their vote at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi constituency. AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal is contesting from New Delhi constituency.
Delhi: Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Singh cast their vote at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi assembly constituency. pic.twitter.com/8uQVVv04Xr— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Delhi's oldest voter Kalitara Mandal casts her vote
Delhi's oldest voter Kalitara Mandal, who is 110 years old, has casted her vote in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 at SDMC Primary School in Chittranjan Park, Greater Kailash constituency. The key contenders contesting from Greater Kailash constituency are AAP candidate Saurabh Bharadwaj and BJP candidate Shikha Rai.
110-yrs-old Kalitara Mandal, the oldest voter of Delhi, casts her vote for #DelhiElections2020, at SDMC Primary School, Chittaranjan Park in Greater Kailash assembly constituency https://t.co/AVBeQmkrpc pic.twitter.com/sqGFT1kyHy— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Election officer Udham Singh dies of heart attack at a polling booth in Northeast Delhi
The election officer, who died today morning at a polling booth in Babarpur Primary School in Northeast Delhi, has been identified as Udham Singh. Udham Singh passed away after suffering a heart attack.
President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind cast their vote
President of India Ram Nath Kovind casts his vote at Dr Rajendra Prasad Kendriya Vidyalaya, President's Estate. He was accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia casts his vote
Delhi Deputy CM and Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia and his wife Seema Sisodia have cast their vote at MCD school in Pandav Nagar. Manish Sisodia is contesting from Patparganj constituency in East Delhi and is pitted against BJP candidate Ravi Negi and Congress candidate Laxman Rawat.
Delhi Deputy CM and Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Patparganj Assembly constituency, Manish Sisodia and his wife Seema Sisodia cast their vote at MCD school in Pandav Nagar. pic.twitter.com/sAYFidHdAG— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
An election officer dies at a polling booth in Babarpur Primary School, Northeast Delhi
Reports say that an officer deployed on the election duty at a polling booth in Babarpur Primary School in Northeast Delhi has passed away. More details on the matter are awaited.
Delhi Police: An election officer deployed at a polling booth in Babarpur Primary School in Northeast Delhi has died. More details awaited. #DelhiElections2020— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
4.33% voter turnout till 10 am in Delhi assembly elections 2020
A voter turnout of 4.33% has been reported till 10:00 am in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. Till now, two instances of technical glitches in EVMs have been reported from C10 block booth in Yamuna Vihar and Sardar Patel Vidyalaya Booth Number 114 in New Delhi constituency. The technical teams of Election Commission have reached at the spot to solve the issue.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal hopeful of AAP's return to power
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to the citizens of Delhi, especially the women, to vote today. He has said that he is hopeful that Delhi will vote on the basis of the work done in past 5 years and bring back Aam Aadmi Party to power for a third consecutive term.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: I appeal to all, specially to the women, to cast their votes today. I am hopeful that people of Delhi will vote on the basis of the work done. I am hopeful that Aam Aadmi Party will come back to power for the third time. #DelhiElections2020 https://t.co/5MfBUVng91 pic.twitter.com/zPSZdgHpsm— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal casts his vote at Civil Lines
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal casts his vote at a polling booth in Civil Lines along with his family. BJP has pitched Sunil Yadav and Congress has pitched Romesh Sabharwal against him at New Delhi constituency.
Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his family casts his vote at a polling booth in Civil Lines; BJP's Sunil Yadav & Congress's Romesh Sabharwal are contesting against him from New Delhi constituency. pic.twitter.com/oistLxaoDb— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
AAP candidate Raghav Chadha casts his vote at a polling station in Rajinder Nagar
Aam Aadmi Party candidate Raghav Chadha poses with his inked finger after casting his vote at a polling station in Rajinder Nagar. AAP has pitched Raghav Chadha against BJP candidate RP Singh and Congress candidate Rocky Tuseed.
Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Rajinder Nagar, Raghav Chadha casts his vote at a polling station in Rajinder Nagar; Congress's Rocky Tuseed and BJP's RP Singh are contesting from the assembly constituency here. pic.twitter.com/SGSKe0AJTm— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
PM Modi urges youth to vote in record numbers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the people of Delhi, especially the youth, to exercise their right to vote today in Delhi Assembly Elections. He has appealed to all the voters to create a new voting record today by participating in the festival of democracy.
दिल्ली विधानसभा चुनाव के लिए आज मतदान का दिन है। सभी मतदाताओं से मेरी अपील है कि वे अधिक से अधिक संख्या में लोकतंत्र के इस महोत्सव में भाग लें और वोटिंग का नया रिकॉर्ड बनाएं।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 8, 2020
Urging the people of Delhi, especially my young friends, to vote in record numbers.
EVM not functional at a polling booth in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi constituency
The second case of a technical glitch in EVMs has been reported from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya booth number 114 in New Delhi constituency. Election Commission's technical team is also currently working at C10 block booth in Yamuna Vihar where the voting is yet to start.
Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu casts vote in Delhi with her family
Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu shares a picture with her family post casting her vote in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. She says the Pannu Parivaar has voted, have you?! with the hashtag Vote Delhi and Every Vote Counts.
Congress candidate Alka Lamba, contesting from Chandni Chowk constituency, casts her vote
Congress candidate Alka Lamba, contesting from Chandni Chowk constituency, casts her vote at Tagore Garden Extention. Congress has fielded her against AAP candidate Prahlad Singh Sahni and BJP candidate Suman Gupta.
Delhi: Congress candidate from the Chandni Chowk assembly constituency, Alka Lamba casts her vote at polling booth number 161 at Tagore Garden Extension; She is up against Prahlad Singh Sahni of Aam Aadmi Party and BJP's Suman Gupta. pic.twitter.com/tRVk3Y6r2z— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
EVM Glitch reported at a polling booth in Yamuna Vihar
EVM glitch has been reported from C10 block booth in Yamuna Vihar. Polling is yet to begin in the constituency. The technical team of Election Commission has arrived at the spot to solve the issue.
Voting has not yet begun at C10 block booth in Yamuna Vihar due to a technical issue in the EVM. Election Commission's technical team at the spot. #DelhiElections2020— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Union Home Minister Amit Shah appeals Delhi to vote against lies and vote bank politics
BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has appealed the citizens of Delhi to cast their vote against lies and vote bank politics. He has said that only a party with a grand vision and a strong resolve can make Delhi world's best capital and guarantee clean air, clean drinking water and shelter to every poor person and family.
दिल्ली को स्वच्छ हवा, स्वच्छ पीने का पानी और हर गरीब को अपना घर देकर इसे विश्व की सबसे अच्छी राजधानी सिर्फ एक दूरदर्शी सोच व मजबूत इरादों वाली सरकार ही बना सकती है।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 8, 2020
मैं दिल्ली की जनता से अपील करता हूँ कि झूठ और वोटबैंक की राजनीति से दिल्ली को मुक्त करने के लिए मतदान अवश्य करें।
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and his mother cast their vote
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has arrived at his polling station in Krishna Nagar along with his mother to cast their votes. AAP's sitting MLA SK Bagga, BJP candidate Anil Goel and Congress candidate Ashok Walia are contesting from Krishna Nagar constituency.
Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan along with his mother arrive at Ratan Devi Public School in Krishna Nagar to cast their votes; BJP's Anil Goel and Congress's Ashok Walia contesting from here against AAP's sitting MLA and candidate SK Bagga pic.twitter.com/TUfhc4oMJ7— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Visuals of voters coming in from Shaheen Bagh
One of the key constituencies of Delhi, Shaheen Bagh, is witnessing enthusiasm among the voters. The candidates who are contesting from Shaheen Bagh include AAP sitting MLA Amanatullah, Congress candidate Parvez Hashmi and BJP candidate Brahm Singh Bidhuri.
A queue of voters at a polling booth in Shaheen Public School in Shaheen Bagh, Okhla. AAP's Amanatullah is the sitting MLA and 2020 candidate of the party, he is up against Congress's Parvez Hashmi and BJP's Brahm Singh Bidhuri. #DelhiElections2020 pic.twitter.com/4hB60BtqGd— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
BJP candidate Dr Anil Goel says Delhi will have clean water, clean air and clean behaviour in the next 5 years
BJP candidate Dr Anil Goel, contesting from Krishna Nagar Assembly Constituency, has displayed confidence that Delhi will have clean water, clean air and clean behaviour in next 5 years.
Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Krishna Nagar Assembly constituency, Dr. Anil Goel, says, "I am confident that in the next 5 years Delhi will have 'Saaf paani, saaf hawa aur saaf vyavhaar'. #DelhiElections2020 pic.twitter.com/h2EHE8TKFl— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia says Delhi will vote for better education and future of their children
Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is contesting from Patparganj assembly as an Aam Aadmi Party candidate, has said that Delhi will vote for better education and future of their children. Manish Sisodia is contesting against BJP candidate Ravi Negi.
Delhi: Delhi Deputy CM and Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Patparganj Assembly constituency at Mayur Vihar Phase II. He says, "Today, people of Delhi will vote for better education and future for their children"; The BJP has fielded Ravi Negi from the constituency. pic.twitter.com/tdFPc1cVqJ— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Polling begins in 70 constituencies
Voting has begun in 70 constituencies of Delhi. About 1.4 voters will decide the fate of three major parties, i.e Aam Aadmi Party, Bhartiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress, in the running to form government at the National Capital.
Arvind Kejriwal urges Delhi to vote
Delhi's Incumbent Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party's Satrap Arvind Kejriwal has urged the voters of Delhi to poll in their votes today. In his latest tweet, he has made a special appeal to women to exercise their right to vote.
वोट डालने ज़रूर जाइये— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 8, 2020
सभी महिलाओं से ख़ास अपील - जैसे आप घर की ज़िम्मेदारी उठाती हैं, वैसे ही मुल्क और दिल्ली की ज़िम्मेदारी भी आपके कंधों पर है। आप सभी महिलायें वोट डालने ज़रूर जायें और अपने घर के पुरुषों को भी ले जायें। पुरुषों से चर्चा ज़रूर करें कि किसे वोट देना सही रहेगा