Delhi, Gurgaon Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Highlights: Voting concludes, national capital records 60.35% turnout
Delhi, Gurgaon Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting Highlights: Among early voters in the city were BJP East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir, former CM and Congress North-East Delhi candidate Sheila Dikshit and Union minister Harsh Vardhan.
The national capital recorded over 55 per cent voter turnout till 6 pm, when the voting concluded. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)
Delhi, Gurgaon Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting Highlights: Polling concluded in the national capital in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday where the BJP, Delhi’s ruling AAP and the Congress are locked in a triangular fight on all seven seats.
The national capital recorded over 59 per cent voter turnout till 6 pm, with South Delhi parliamentary seat recording the lowest turnout of 53.52 per cent and North East Delhi parliamentary seat recording the highest voter turnout till 6 pm (57.71 per cent), when the polling concluded.
Seven seats in Delhi saw as many as 164 candidates battling it out. Prominent candidates in the sixth phase include senior Congress leader and Delhi unit chief Sheila Dikshit, boxer Vijender Singh, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir and Atishi from AAP.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra cast their votes in the national capital. Among early voters in the city were BJP East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir, former CM and Congress North-East Delhi candidate Sheila Dikshit and Union minister Harsh Vardhan. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also cast his vote from Sirsa.
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Delhi-Gurgaon Elections 2019 Highlights: According to the summary of the electoral roll published on April 23 by the Election Commission, there are over 1.43 crore voters in Delhi, 78,73,022 male, and 64,42,762 female, while 669 belong to the third gender.
In Delhi, the run-up to the elections has been quite dramatic. From the breakdown of Congress-AAP alliance talks to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal getting slapped to AAP’s East Delhi candidate Atishi breaking down during a press conference over “derogatory pamphlets” to BJP’s Udit Raj leaving the party and joining the Congress, the past two months has been nothing short of a potboiler.
The high-octane poll campaigning in Delhi saw a plethora of stars in support of their parties. Hema Malini and Sunny Deol provided the Bollywood quotient to BJP, while Raj Babbar and Nagma added the star status to Congress. For AAP, Prakash Raj, Swara Bhaskar, and Gul Panag were the stars who campaigned.
According to the summary of the electoral roll published on April 23 by the Election Commission, there are over 1.43 crore voters in Delhi, 78,73,022 male, and 64,42,762 female, while 669 belong to the third gender.
Earlier, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik had told PTI that elaborate arrangements, according to the instructions of the Election Commission, are in place to ensure no anti-social element causes any trouble.
Meanwhile, in Haryana amongst those whose fate will be sealed on Sunday in the sixth phase of polls for 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state include Union ministers of State Rao Inderjit Singh (Gurgaon) and Krishan Pal Gurjar (Faridabad). Union ministers Rao Inderjit Singh and Krishan Pal Gurjar, who are among the 223 candidates.