Delhi Assembly Elections: Record Voter Turnout

Delhi has witnessed a record voter turnout of 66 per cent even though voting likely to continue in some places till 6:30 pm.


The earlier highest was in 1993 when 65.75 per cent voters exercised their votes.


In 2008 assembly polls, the overall voting percentage was 57.58 per cent.


A total of 1.19 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise on December 4. There are over 4.05 lakh first-time voters. A total of 810 candidates are in the fray for the 70-member Assembly. BJP has fielded candidates in 66 seats, AAP in 69 and Congress in all 70 constituencies.


The BSP has fielded candidates in 69 seats, NCP in nine and Samajwadi Party has fielded candidates in 27 seats. A total of 224 independents are also in the fray.

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