An election officer deployed at polling booth in Babarpur Primary School in Northeast Delhi died on Saturday, Delhi Police said. The deceased election officer has been identified as Udham Singh who suffered a heart attack.
As per report, 4.33% voter turnout was witnessed till 10 am in Delhi Assembly Elections. While voting for 70 Assembly constituencies started in the national capital, C10 block booth in Yamuna Vihar and Sardar Patel Vidyalaya booth number 114 in Lodhi Estate area witnessed delay in the polling due to the technical issues in Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter and wrote: “Urging the people of Delhi, especially my young friends, to vote in record numbers.”
Also, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet: “Must go to vote! Special appeal to all women – Just as you bear the responsibility of home, so is the responsibility of the country and Delhi. All of you ladies must go to vote and also take the men of your house. Make sure to discuss with men that it is right to vote.”
After casting his vote, Arvind Kejriwal shared a picture and wrote: “Voted along with my family, including my first-time voter son. Urge all young voters to come out to vote. Your participation strengthens democracy.” Likewise, President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind casted their votes at Dr Rajendra Prasad Kendriya Vidyalaya, President’s Estate. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi also casted her vote at a polling station in South Extension Part-II.