Delhi to go to polls tomorrow amid high security


NEW DELHI: Over 14.7 million voters will decide the fate of 672 candidates in the fray for 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly tomorrow, February 8.


The electorate include 8.1 million males, 6.68 million females and 869 third genders, according to Delhi CEO Office. Polling will be held in a single phase and the results will be declared on February 11.

Marked by the BJP aggressively raising the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh as a poll issue, the AAP hard-selling development and the Congress invoking the good days of its former chief minister late Sheila Dixit, the bitter campaign ended on Thursday.

The Election Commission and other agencies have made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth conduct of the poll. Thirteen thousand 750 Polling Stations have been set up for the voters to cast their votes.

Delhi Police has made elaborate law and order and security arrangements to ensure smooth conduct of the election. Around 40,000 police personnel and several companies of Central Armed Police Forces have been deployed for security of poling premises.

An official of Delhi Police said, additional forces have also been deployed to bolster the security of EVMs, critical booths and counting centres. Static surveillance teams and flying squads have been deployed.

Special checking drives are being conducted in vulnerable areas to check any attempt to influence voters by money or muscle power and other unlawful practices. The services of Delhi Metro will begin at 4.00 A.M. tomorrow to facilitate the polling personnel and others to reach their destination on time (with inputs from agencies).

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