Delhi Polling Concludes, Exit Polls Predict AAP Comfortably Retaining Power

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Voting Ends, Exit Polls Predict AAP Comfortably Re
Voting has concluded for the Delhi Assembly elections on Saturday, where 1.47 crore voters of Delhi cast their ballot for 672 candidates on 70 assembly seats.

The voter turnout was recorded at 57%. Exit polls predict that Arvind Kejriwal is all set to return to power for the third time, with AAP gaining 50+ seats. While the BJP is expected to get 10-18 seats, the Congress might fail to open its account again.

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Here are the projections of exit polls:

India Today-Axis My India: AAP: 59-68: BJP: 02-11: Cong: 0

NEWSX-POLSTRAT:  AAP: 50-56: BJP: 10-14: Cong: 0

Republic - Jan Ki Baat: AAP: 48-61: BJP: 9-21: Cong: 0-1

ABP - C Voter: AAP: 49-63:  BJP 5-19: Congress: 0-4

India TV IPSOS: AAP: 44: BJP 26: Cong - 0

Times Now - IPSOS: AAP 44: BJP 26: Cong - 0

TV9- Cicero: AAP: 54: BJP: 15: Cong: 1

News24- Jan ki baat: AAP 54: BJP: 15: Cong: 1

As many as 40,000 police personnel, 190 companies of Central Armed Police Forces and 19,000 home guards were deployed in Delhi for the smooth conduct of the elections.

Polling began at 8 am and continued till 6 p.m. For the first time, the Delhi Police also patrolled the Yamuna river on boats to maintain vigil in border areas.

Total Voters - 1,47,86,382

Male Voters - 80,55,686

Female Voters - 66,35,635

A total of 2689 polling stations were built in Delhi, out of which 545 were classified as 'critical'. These were monitored from the CO office through 6500 CCTV cameras.

After voting, all EVM machines will be under surveillance of CCTV cameras. Flying squads had been deployed and special checking drives were being conducted to check any attempt to influence voters on the election day.

Meanwhile, all political parties raised with great gusto the issue of protest movements against the CAA, NRC and NPR in Shaheen Bagh and Jamia during election campaigning.

In the last election, the AAP had won 67 out of 70 seats. While the BJP had won three seats, the Congress could not even open its account.

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