New Delhi, Feb 07: The voting for Delhi assembly elections began amidst tight security across all the constituencies in the national capital in the morning. The battle for the state is between AAP and BJP, while Congress seems to be active on surface level.
The fight is Iron lady Crane Bedi vs I Run Man Kejriwal for the Chief Minister of Delhi with a promise to deliver the good governance and corruption free system. The two fighters of same platform locked horns against each other on different ideologies.
The polls began at 8 am today. This will continue till 6 pm.
BJP's CM face Kiran Bedi cast her vote at a polling booth in Neeti Bagh area of South Delhi appealing the voters to come out of homes and exercise their electoral right to give a mandate to a single party.
Today is a historic day and it is for Delhi people to vote for clean, literate and safe Delhi, she said.
Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan was seen along with his mother to cast their votes in Krishna Nagar constituency in East Delhi, from where Bedi is contesting the polls.
Sharing his feedback, he said that if AAP comes to power, the combination of AAP in Delhi and BJP at Centre will be deadly.
Ajay Maken, the CM face of Congress, made it clear that the party will neither take nor give support to AAP to form the government, after casting his vote.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi cast her vote and said what people want that will happen.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal cast his vote at a polling booth at Khalsa Girls School, Lodhi Road. He is contesting from New Delhi constituency. He said that people should remember their god, go out and vote in numbers and AAP will win.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi cast his vote at Aurangzeb Lane and avoided media.
Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung and Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag cast their votes.
After casting vote, Kiran Bedi visited polling booths in Krishna Nagar. There were allegations reported that AAP workers discouraging people not to vote for BJP.
Elaborate steps have been taken for the smooth conduct of the voting at 11,763 polling stations. The Election Commission has deployed micro observers and installed CCTV cameras to check out the situation at the polling booths across Delhi.
Security has been tightened across the national capital to avoid any unwanted situation during voting. As many as 64,000 police personnel have been deployed and over 95,000 government officials have been on election duty in the national capital.
Over 1.3 crore voters in Delhi will decide the fate of 673 candidates out of which 63 are women for the 70-member Assembly. Over 2.27 lakh first-time voters will exercise their voting right today.
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