'Absolutely shocking': Election Commission yet to announce voter turnout for Delhi
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday expressed shock over the fact that the Election Commission has not yet announced the total voter turnout for the Assembly Elections held in the national capital one day ago.
"Absolutely shocking. What is EC doing? Why are they not releasing poll turnout figures, several hours after polling?" tweeted Arvind Kejriwal while his party alleged that the tampering of EVMs is in the process.
Voting for the Delhi Assembly Elections had finished at 6 pm on Saturday. Almost one day has passed and the Election Commission is yet to announce the official voter turnout figure. The data is usually released on the same evening of the polls.
After reporting unusually low voter turnout through most of the day on Saturday, the Election Commission reported a spurt in turnout and released provisional figures at the end of voting at 57.06 per cent.
Late into the night, Election Commission spokesperson Sheyphali Sharan posted a screenshot of the app at 10:17 pm - almost four hours after voting ended - saying that the "estimated" turnout was 61.43 per cent. On Sunday, sources in the poll body said the final turnout is expected to be around 62.5 per cent. The Election Commission, however, is yet to release a final number through its usual channels.
Meanwhile, the Exit Polls have predicted a clear majority for Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party.