Delhi assembly election tomorrow

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By Aminul Islam Mirja

NEW DELHI, Feb 7, 2020 (BSS) – Nearly 1.50 crore eligible voters are ready
to exercise their right of franchise as the election to 70-member Delhi
assembly will be held tomorrow amid tight security.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) have taken elaborate arrangements to
ensure smooth conduct of the polls since campaign for votes ended last
evening.

A total of 672 candidates from different political parties are contesting
for the 70 constituencies of the state assembly.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the fresh schedule of
holding the Delhi assembly election on January 6 as the tenure of the present
Delhi assembly will end on February 22.

According to the schedule, the counting of votes will take place on
February 11 while results are expected to be announced on the same day.

The Model Code of Conduct would be strictly followed for holding a peaceful
election.

The last assembly election in the national capital was held in 2015 when
Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) secured
67 seats out of 70 and the remaining three went to BJP and Congress.

In the 2015 polls, the AAP emerged with 54.3 per cent of the vote share
while the BJP secured 32.3 per cent and the Congress trailed with a poor 9.7
per cent, according to statistics.

The issues like citizenship law and the NRC may feature prominently in the
upcoming Delhi Assembly polls as the incumbent Chief Minister Kejriwal has
joined the non-BJP state leaders and politicians who have voiced opposition
to it and programmes like the NRC and NPR.

This will be the first polls in the national capital since the BJP swept
to a massive win in Lok Sabha polls early last year. The party swept all 7
parliamentary seats in Delhi in last Lok Sabha polls.