Low voting turnout recorded in New Delhi Lok Sabha PollsJust In

May 25, 2024 21:10
Low voting turnout recorded in New Delhi Lok Sabha Polls

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The capital recorded a voter turnout of around 54.48 per cent in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in the sixth phase of polling till 7pm on Saturday. The Northeast Delhi Lok Sabha constituency recorded the highest voter turnout at 57.97 percent and the New Delhi seat recorded the lowest at 50.44 percent. It is important to note that in the 2019 general elections, the BJP won all seven Lok Sabha constituencies in the national capital with a voter turnout of 60.52% in Delhi. According to the pollster's data, North East Delhi constituency had the highest voter turnout at 57.97 per cent till 5pm, while New Delhi constituency had the lowest voter turnout at 50.44 per cent, followed by Chandi Chowk at 53.27 per cent and East -Delhi with 53.27 percent 53.27 percent and 53.69 percent. In the sixth phase of voting in the national capital, West Delhi voted 53.17%, West Delhi 54.15% and South Delhi 51.84%. Those who exercised their franchise in the capital included President Draupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dankhar, Chief Justice of India DA Chandrachud and Supreme Election Commission of India Rajiv Kumar. Union Minister S Voters in the capital included Jaishankar and Delhi Chief Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Arvind Kejriwal, Congress MPs Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Delhi Election Commission officials claimed that there were no reports of any technical glitches or delays in the start of polling at any of the polling stations in the national capital. However, CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said she had to wait for around 50 minutes to cast her vote at St Columba School in her constituency in New Delhi. The CPI(M) chief claimed that the battery in the EVM control unit at the polling center was "discharged". “We came to vote, but they say the batteries in the voting machines are dead. “Imagine what the Election Commission would have done if the batteries in the voting machines had run out early in the morning,” Karat news agency said. Quote from Karat: Try it. New Delhi's district returning officer refuted his claims on the microblogging platform. Delhi ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj also complained about irregularities. Atishi said in a post, "Disturbing news is coming from different parts of Delhi... At Captain Anuj Nayar's school in Janakpuri, the election official tried to sign Form 17 (C) on the morning of X. At Government School No. 3.” Kalkaji, the official The election had just come and it was ordered that election officials were not allowed to record the data. Is there a plan by @ECISVEEP to manipulate the vote count?”

In a post in Hindi, Kejriwal said: "...every vote you cast in this great celebration of democracy is against authoritarianism and will strengthen India's democracy and constitution." According to the European Commission, a total of 1.52 billion Voters - 82 million men, 69 million women and 1,228 from the third category - vote at more than 13,000 polling stations in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in the capital. Today is the sixth phase of voting.

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