53.43 per cent voter turnout was recorded.
Many Delhiites who braved a scorching sun to reach polling stations to cast their vote for the municipal elections on Sunday had to return home disappointed as their names were missing from the electoral rolls.
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MCD polls: 35% polling till 2pm
Around 35 per cent votes were polled in the municipal elections in the national capital till 2 PM, with the electorates in north Delhi leading the tally.
"Around 43,82,359 votes have been polled since 8 AM. As many as 16,40,304 people have cast their vote in areas under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation," according to the State Election Commission (SEC).
In South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area 16,40,304 votes have been while in East Delhi, the figure stands at 11,05,365," a senior official of the Commission said.
New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi cast her vote at a polling booth in South Extension, under the South Delhi Municipal Corporation area.
She slammed the Delhi government for its alleged "misgovernance" and defended allegations against the BJP-ruled municipal corporations.
"In Delhi, misgovernance comes from the Delhi government. The ruling AAP spent on advertisements instead of creating awareness about the ways to fight dengue and chikungunya," she said, adding that the civic bodies were working under financial constraints as the government has "failed" to provide them funds.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said reports of EVM malfunctioning were coming from all over the capital during municipal elections.
Reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people wid voter slips not allowed to vote. What is SEC doing?— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 23, 2017
Voters face problems due to faulty EVMs in some wards
There were complaints of faulty EVMs in North Delhi Burari area and South West Delhi's Kapashera due to which voting had to be stopped for a few minutes.
Apart from this, at GTB ward, voters had to face problems as some EVMs were not functioning properly.
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Angry voters outside a polling booth in Patparganj on Sunday.
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