New Delhi(08/02/2020): Voting is going on in Delhi today from 8am for the assembly elections. A major target for the BJP is to contest the Aam Aadmi Party, which won 67 out of 70 seats in 2015. Here BJP got 3 seats while Congress did not win a single seat. The people of the state will decide the fate of 672 candidates today. Delhi has a total of 1.47 crore voters. Of these total voters, the number of men is 81.05 lakhs, while the number of women voters is 66.80 lakhs. At the same time, the number of first time voters is 2.32 lakh.
This time, technologies like mobile apps, QR codes, social media interfaces are also being used in elections.
One assembly seat has been selected in 11 districts of Delhi, on which the voter can get the QR code from the helpline app through smartphone in case of not bringing the voting slip to the booth. These include Sultanpur Majra, Seelampur, Ballimaran, Bijwasan, Trilokpuri, Shakur Basti, New Delhi, Rohtas Nagar, Chhatarpur, Rajouri Garden and Jangpura.
Ten News interacted with some voters from the New Delhi seat, out of which, one was a first time voter, who was pretty excited after casting her first ever vote. She said, “I have suggested all my first time voter friends to think once before voting, as the state demands one perfect face for the position of Chief Minister.”
“It is a vulgar campaign that people are running in Shaheen Bagh”, stated an old lady after she casted her vote with her family. She also added that, ‘the government that can bring and maintain peace, is the government that general public demands.’
“My vote goes to ‘Unnati’ (progress/development)”, said a lady after using her adult franchise at Nirman Bhawan, where the polling booth for New Delhi seat, was set up. She said that all the progress that the people are witnessing these days, deserves our support. May that be electricity, water or transportation, my vote goes to the one who accomplish all these basic goals.