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Delhi Election 2020: Voting underway, nail-biting climax on February 11

Delhi is all set vote to elect the next government tomorrow. Votes will be counted three days later on February 11 following which the national capital will get a brand new government before the term of the 70-member assembly expires on February 22.

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Delhi began voting to elect the next government this morning. Votes will be counted three days later on February 11 following which the national capital will get a brand new government before the term of the 70-member assembly expires on February 22.

The high-decibel election campaign for the Delhi assembly polls, riddled with bitter and communal statements, concluded on Thursday with marathon public meetings and numerous roadshows by all the major parties.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which scored an eye-popping 67 out of 70 seats in 2015, is seeking an equally grand return.

The BJP, which sent only three MLAs to the Assembly the last time and hasn’t been in power in Delhi since 1998, is trying its best to wrest Delhi from the AAP.

The Congress, which drew a blank in 2015, is also hoping for a comeback. The party had previously been in power for 15 years between 1998 and 2013 under former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

While the AAP has fielded candidates on all 70 seats, the BJP is contesting 67 and the Congress 66 seats. The BJP’s alliance partners Lok Janshakti Party and Janata Dal United are fighting on three seats whereas the Congress has formed an alliance with Lalu Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), which has a share of four seats.

In the 2015 polls, the AAP had secured 54.3 per cent of the vote share. The BJP managed 32.3 per cent and the Congress trailed with a meager 9.7 per cent.

Voting began at 8 am at about 13,750 polling stations across the city. All five polling stations in Shaheen Bagh have been declared “critical” by Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh.

“I went to Shaheen Bagh and I did not find any obstruction in the proceeding of the election. There are 40 booths out of which five polling stations which have been tagged critical,” said Ranbir Singh.

Shaheen Bagh in South-east Delhi has made international headlines after it emerged as the epicenter of countrywide protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act that its critics describe as anti-Muslim and against the secular character of the Constitution.

Hundreds of women along with children, men from the area have been camping on a road here ever since the citizenship law cleared both the houses in December. The BJP designed its poll campaign around the movement at Shaheen Bagh with several top leaders making shocking comments that were both communal and hurtful.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of Delhi Assembly polls with the deployment of 190 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), 19,000 Home Guards and 42,000 Delhi Police personnel.

A multi-layered security has been provided to 21 counting centres and 2,689 polling premises, of which 545 are “critical.”

The Delhi Metro started its services at 4 am today to facilitate the movement of polling staff to their designated duty locations.

There are 672 candidates in the fray in all 70 constituencies. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is contesting from New Delhi while Deputy CM Manish Sisodia is fighting from Patparganj.

However, of these 672 contenders, only 79 (or 11.75%) women. The three big parties – AAP, BJP and Congress – have together fielded only 24 women.

To break it down, the AAP has fielded nine women candidates, the BJP five and the Congress 10.

A total of 1,46,92,136 people — 80,55,686 men, 66,35,635 women and 815 belonging to the third gender – feature in the final voters’ list of Delhi. It also means 824 of the 1,000 voters in Delhi are women.

More than 132 centenarian voters are eligible to vote — 68 men and 64 women. The highest number of centenarians, 21, was found in West Delhi district and the lowest, 7, in New Delhi district.

The Election Commission has restricted media to conduct or publish any exit poll between 8 am to 6.30 pm today. But exit polls are expected as soon as the voting ends.

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Arvind Kejriwal 10 promises ahead of Delhi Civic polls, promises corruption-free MCD

Aside from releasing his party’s 10 promises ahead of the MCD polls, the Delhi Chief Minister also scrutinized the BJP for their alleged inadequacy in governing the MCD. The Delhi Chief Minister in his address also urged the public to vote for a party that stops some work, instead vote for a party that does the work. He further added to vote for people who let you do Yoga, instead of voting for people who stop you from doing it.

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MCD elections 2022: AAP announces second list of 117 candidates

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday, addressed a press conference where he released 10 promises of the Aam Aadmi Party for MCD elections. Delhi CM 10 guarantees for the MCD elections include solving the garbage mountain issues, beautifying Parks, clean streets.

Arvind Kejriwal’s 10 promises include the beautification of Delhi, which will include the elimination of 3 garbage mountains in Delhi. Elimination of corruption inside MCD offices and bringing in measures and transparency to tackle corruption. Regulating minor encroachment done by residents of Delhi. Relief from parking issues in the state of Delhi.

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The Delhi CM while taking cognizance of the stray situation in Delhi also promised to tackle it. He further guaranteed MCD roads to be repaired and looked after if AAP comes to power in MCD polls. The Delhi CM also promised to take care of the schools and hospitals and turn them into a better state.

The rest of the promises include beautifying parks that come under MCD, timely pay of MCD employees, respite in licensing for businessmen. The Delhi CM also promised to take cognizance of Police actions that led to the sealing of shops in Delhi, in order to give the shop owners some relief.

Aside from releasing his party’s 10 promises ahead of the MCD polls, the Delhi Chief Minister also scrutinized the BJP for their alleged inadequacy in governing the MCD. The Delhi Chief Minister in his address also urged the public to vote for a party that stops some work, instead vote for a party that does the work. He further added to vote for people who let you do Yoga, instead of voting for people who stop you from doing it.

The Delhi CM asked the people to vote for people who build schools and vote for people who work for the betterment of Delhi.

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CPI’s K Narayana says governor system is not useful, alleges governors are being used as tools by Centre

K Narayana further stated and alleged that governors are being used as a tool to disturb the non-BJP states and further remarked that governors should follow clear guidelines of the constitution. Governors don’t have the right to intervene and demanded the recall of all the governors, stated K Narayana.

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The Communist Party of India’s National secretary, K Narayana, on Thursday, said that the governor model is not useful for India. K Narayana while speaking on the ongoing row between the Telangana Government and governor Tamilisai, as well as in the case of Kerala Governor Arif Khan and Pinarayi Government, launched an attack on the centre and urged the removal of governors from all states.

CPI’s K Narayan in his statement to the press stated that the governor system is not useful for a country like India. He further added that the governors in the non-BJP-led states are creating problems for the state government. He further named West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and the latest Telangana as examples.

K Narayana further stated and alleged that governors are being used as a tool to disturb the non-BJP states and further remarked that governors should follow clear guidelines of the constitution. Governors don’t have the right to intervene and demanded the recall of all the governors, stated K Narayana.

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Telangana Governor and TRS

The remark by CPI K Narayan comes after recently the Telangana governor, Tamilisai Soundararajan accused the state government of phone tapping. The accusations came after the MLA poaching case came to and the TRS outfit named the governor’s former ADS, Tushar Mehta. Governor Soundararajan added to her attack and stated that it has become an undemocratic situation in Telangana.

Pinarayi government and Kerala Governor

Pinarayi government on November 9 removed governor Arif Mohammad Khan as Chancellor of universities after passing an ordinance. The Senior CPIM leader, Thomas Isaac, accused Governor Arif Mohammad Khan of concocting to appoint BJP sympathizers as VCs of universities. Isaac further added that it is not acceptable to the people in the State and further said that there is no choice other than the removal of the Governor from the post of Chancellor.

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Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge replies to BJP’s claims against his party in Himachal Pradesh Rally, says BJP only takes credit

Kharge, rebutting to BJP’s claims also counter-question and alleged that Himachal established and crossed milestones regarding colleges, electricity, and roads. He further added that the BJP is taking credit for the work of the preceding government.

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The newly elected Congress President, Mallikarjun Kharge, on Wednesday, addressed a poll meeting at Banuti in which he retorted to the claims made by the BJP.Congress President in his address talked about alleged baseless claims of Congress’s lack of democracy in the party.

Kharge also expounded on BJP allegedly taking credit for work done by the preceding government in Himachal.

Congress party President Kharge, while addressing the meeting, stated that he has been appointed as the Congress President through a fair voting system and added blasted the BJP’s President, JP Nadda, on how he ended up becoming the Bhartiya Janata Party president, countering claims coined by Bhartiya Janata Party.

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Kharge also alleged and expounded on the questions raised by the BJP government on Congress where the BJP outfit has incessantly launched an attack on Congress while asking what the Congress outfit has done in the last 70 years.

Kharge, rebutting to BJP’s claims also counter-question and alleged that Himachal established and crossed milestones regarding colleges, electricity, and roads. He further added that the BJP is taking credit for the work of the preceding government.

BJP in Himachal Pradesh

Whereas, Congresses counterpart, BJP, has also been rallying across Himachal ahead of Himachal elections. Narendra Modi has also come in to rally for the BJP as he addressed a rally in Sujanpur. Narendra Modi in his address had launched a staunch attack on the Congress Party.

The Prime Minister opined that Congress’s condition have been deteriorating and added that even Congress have been receded and wiped out of their stronghold states. PM Modi further alleged that Congress has long history of making false promises and false guarantees.

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The two outfits have been campaigning ahead of the Himachal Pradesh assembly election which is set to be held on November 12. Himachal will witness a single phase polling in 68 Assembly seats and the counting date of the votes will be December 8.
BJP swept the seats in the last assembly elections by winning 44 of 68 seats, whereas, Congress could only tally up to 21 seats.

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