New Delhi: Voting continues in Delhi Assembly elections. In the Shaheen Bagh area, people gathered at the polling booth to vote. Protests against the CAA and NRC have been going on since 15 December. During the campaigning there was a lot of rhetoric on the dharna. There are five polling booths in Shaheen Bagh (Okhla Assembly constituency), the center of protests against the CAA. Here women came to vote in different batches so that the performance would not be affected by voting.
There are about 1.47 crore voters in Delhi, of which about 66 lakh are women. The last assembly election was held in 2015. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 67 out of 70 seats. The BJP had won three seats. The account of Congress, which had been in power in Delhi for 15 years, could not even be opened. This time too, the main contest is being seen between BJP and AAP. However, the Congress claims that Delhi’s results will be shocking.
- Supreme Court Justice R Bhanumathi, Union Minister Harshvardhan, MP Pravesh Verma, AAP candidate from Chandni Chowk, Alka Lamba voted.
- President Ram Nath Kovind, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal also exercised the franchise.
- Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cast his vote along with the entire family. He said that I hope you will come back to power.
- Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also cast their votes.
- Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra voted, including husband Robert. Priyanka-Robert Vadra’s son Rehan cast his vote for the first time.
- Kalitara Mandal, Delhi’s oldest woman, also voted.
Key issues and promises:
Aam Aadmi Party: Free electricity and water. Better Hospital and School. Guarantee card for the work to be done in the next government.
BJP: Where the slum, the house. Promise of 10 lakh jobs in 5 years. Will give clean water in every house.
Congress: Sheila Dixit will give Delhi. She has been CM three times. Election promise of giving Sheila pension to the elderly.
Over 30 lakh voters in unauthorized colonies
Political parties are estimated to have over 30 lakh voters in Delhi’s 1800 unauthorized colonies. These colonies are in about 40 assembly seats. The parties also claim that there are more than 30 legislative seats where the voters of these colonies decide the victory and defeat. This is the reason why AAP and BJP have made important announcements regarding unauthorized colonies.