Delhi all set vote today
Author: Desk February 8, 2020
All preparations are in place for the Delhi Assembly elections underway on Saturday.
Voting began at 8 in the morning and wind up at 6 PM.Election Commission and other agencies have made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth conduct of the polls.
90,000 government employees are deployed to manage the election. 190 companies of Central Armed Police Forces and 42,000 Delhi Police personnel are deployed to ensure fair and peaceful conduct of election.
Over 1.47 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise.This time there are 2,32,815 young voters aged between 18 and 19, who will be using the franchise for the first time.
672 candidates are in fray for the 70 assembly seats.Special attention has been given to the security preparations for the sensitive constituencies. In view of the ongoing anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh, all five polling stations in the area have been put under the ‘critical’ category, and confidence-building measures are continuously being undertaken to reassure voters.