The national capital, Delhi, witnessed it’s 7th legislative assembly election on February 8, 2020. With snarling voter turn out of 44.52% till 5pm, the voter turn out in Delhi increased marginally at the end of the day. The voter turn out till 10.26 pm is shown to be 61.67% by the official election commission’s Voter Turnout app stated.
The current ruling party, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claims it’s win again this year to form it’s government in the state, while the saffron party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has also estimated it’s stake in forming it’s government in Delhi. The exit polls have shown majority seats going to AAP while 10-28 seats to BJP. However, BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has termed this exit poll erroneous and claimed to form BJP government in Delhi with 48 seats.
The deputy chief minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, has claimed that Delhi will bring AAP back in power with better votes. However, Congress somewhere seems to be out of the race as many exit polls have shown Congress party winning 1-3 seats only.
Saturday, February 8, 11:19 PM The AAP leader, Sanjay Singh, has alleged that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) that compulsorily needed to be paved to the strong room after being sealed still in the possession of the officers. “EVMs that should be taken directly to strong room after getting sealed,are still with some officers. It is an incident of Babarpur.A similar incident is being reported from Vishwas Nagar” said Singh while speaking to reporters, on Saturday. The AAP leader expressed his apprehension on EVMs security after the meeting of party chief Arvind Kejriwal ended with other party leaders in Delhi. The AAP leader has also asked the election administration to allow them to sit outside the strong room to ensure the security of the EVMs inside the strong room.
AAP's Sanjay Singh after meeting at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence on security of EVMs: EVMs that should be taken directly to strong room after getting sealed,are still with some officers. It is an incident of Babarpur.A similar incident is being reported from Vishwas Nagar https://t.co/njPcQ8yyZS pic.twitter.com/U13rLRDa5H
— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 07:40 PM BJP Delhi unit chief, Manoj Tiwari, has predicted BJP coming in power in Delhi with 48 seats. Exuding confidence, Tiwari tweeted asking everyone to save his tweet for reference on the result day, February 11. “All these exit polls will fail..Please preserve my this tweet properly..BJP will form it’s government in Delhi with 48 seats..Kindly keep away from blaming EVM in advance..” tweeted Tiwari just after exit polls flashed on the news channels.
ये सभी एग्ज़िट पोल होंगे fail..
मेरी ये ट्वीट सम्भाल के रखियेगा..
भाजपा दिल्ली में ४८ सीट ले कर सरकार बनायेगी .. कृपया EVM को दोष देने का अभी से बहाना ना ढूँढे..🙏
— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) February 8, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 07:25 PM The Chief Election Officer (CEO), Ranbir Singh, has revealed that the voter turnout on Saturday in Delhi is estimated to up to 57.09%. He mentioned that the estimated figure may change as the voting is underway at some of the booths.