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MCD Elections 2017: Polling Ends, EC Says Final Voter Turnout 53%

Delhiites on Sunday voted in the high-octane municipal polls to decide a tight contest between the key players — the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress.

News18.com | April 23, 2017, 20:43 IST
Delhiites on Sunday voted in the high-octane municipal polls to decide a tight contest between the key players — the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress.

53.43 per cent voter turnout was recorded.
Apr 23, 2017 20:43 (IST)

"Around 54 per cent turnout in Delhi municipal polls," says State Election Commissioner S K Srivastava. 

Apr 23, 2017 20:24 (IST)

State Election Commission says EVMs are unhackable and cannot question its authenticity.

Allegations that people who had their names on the list were stopped are baseless, the poll panel said.

Apr 23, 2017 19:15 (IST)

Polling ends, voter turnout likely to cross 54% says PTI, quoting Election Commission officials.

Apr 23, 2017 19:15 (IST)
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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.

Apr 23, 2017 18:51 (IST)

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Apr 23, 2017 18:50 (IST)

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Apr 23, 2017 18:45 (IST)

Aaj Tak's Axis My India exit poll predicts a mammoth BJP victory in the MCD elections 2017. It says the BJP will garner more than 200 seats, followed by the Aam Aadmi Party with over 25 seats, and Congress with over 20 seats. 

the numbers are as follows:

BJP- 202-220, 
Congress- 19-31
AAP- 23-33 

Apr 23, 2017 18:27 (IST)

Over 46 percent turnout was recorded till 4 p.m. and the final figure was being calculated, according to PTI, after the voting ended at 5.30 pm.

Apr 23, 2017 17:36 (IST)

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Apr 23, 2017 16:54 (IST)

38.88% voting in 118 wards till 4pm.

Apr 23, 2017 16:01 (IST)

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.


Apr 23, 2017 15:46 (IST)

37.38 percent polling till 2pm. Data from 31 booths pending

Apr 23, 2017 15:35 (IST)

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.

Apr 23, 2017 15:31 (IST)
Apr 23, 2017 15:14 (IST)

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Apr 23, 2017 15:11 (IST)

Manoj Tiwari to CNN-News18:

- People have started voting late in the day

- EVM tampering is Kejriwal's poor thinking

- Delhi people are not scared and do not care about Kejriwal's threats

Apr 23, 2017 14:32 (IST)

Voters are creating ruckus outside a polling booth in Patparganj in East Delhi alleging that EVMs are not working, ANI reports

Apr 23, 2017 14:20 (IST)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said reports of EVM malfunctioning were coming from all over the capital during municipal elections.

Apr 23, 2017 14:14 (IST)

Voting will be held till 5 pm. Counting of votes will be held on April 26.

Apr 23, 2017 14:08 (IST)

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.

Apr 23, 2017 13:59 (IST)

20.5 Percent voting percentage has been recorded till 12 noon. 

Apr 23, 2017 13:44 (IST)

Out of the 13,022 polling stations, the police have declared 3,284 as sensitive and 1,464 as hyper-sensitive.

Apr 23, 2017 13:41 (IST)

Voters in Dwarka are complaining that they did not get voter slips, which are usually delivered to homes before voting day, from the Election Commission. Polling officials had to issue handwritten slips on the spot, reports Firstpost.

Apr 23, 2017 12:51 (IST)

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Apr 23, 2017 12:41 (IST)

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit casted her vote in a polling booth in DAV School (Nizamuddin East)

Apr 23, 2017 12:39 (IST)

Long queues outside polling booth, ward number 99, Badarpur  (Photo: Satish Upadhyay, Network18)

Apr 23, 2017 12:36 (IST)

MCD election voting percentage till 10AM

Apr 23, 2017 12:25 (IST)

10.67% Votes cast till 10 AM at East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Apr 23, 2017 12:13 (IST)

10.08% votes cast till 10 am at North Delhi Municipal Corporation

Apr 23, 2017 12:08 (IST)
MCD Elections 2017: Polling Ends, EC Says Final Voter Turnout  53%
Angry voters outside a polling booth in Patparganj on Sunday.

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