Polling begins for Delhi assembly elections1 min read . Updated: 08 Feb 2020, 08:46 AM IST
- Over 1.47 crore electorate is eligible to exercise their voting rights to seal the fate of 672 candidates in fray
- Counting for Delhi will take place on Tuesday
Polling for Delhi assembly elections began at 8AM on Saturday for 70 constituencies and will go on till 6PM. At stake is the bid of three key political parties - incumbent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress.
On Saturday, over 1.47 crore electorate is eligible to exercise their voting rights to seal the fate of 672 candidates in fray. With election machinery in full swing, voting will take place from 13,750 polling stations across the national capital.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led AAP is looking to score a hattrick making its current tenure the key plank of its election campaign.
For BJP, which has been out of power in Delhi for over two decades now, it is a key prestige fight specially given that in the past two Lok Sabha elections it had won all the seven seats.
The toughest contest however is for Congress which had been in power for 15 years before it was dethroned by Kejriwal in 2013. For Congress, this election will be a test for survival.
Counting for Delhi will take place on Tuesday.