Arvind Kejriwal vs BJP in Delhi today
New Delhi : Voting for the much-awaited Delhi Elections 2020 is all set to begin from 8 am on Saturday morning to decide the new government. Last year, Aam Aadmi Party had swept the polls with an enormous vote count, this year they would be looking to repeat the performance, while; BJP has been pitching hard to get the lost stance in the national capital.
A total of 672 candidates will be trying their luck for the 72 constituencies.
Delhi Police has made tight security arrangements across the capital to ensure smooth and peaceful voting.
The Aam Aadmi Party had got 54.3 per cent votes in the 2015 Assembly polls, while the Bharatiya Janata Party got a vote share of 32 per cent and the Congress managed to bag just 9.6 per cent of the total votes polled.
The campaigning for the Delhi Elections had ended on Thursday evening as per the guidelines of the Election Commission.
Some protest sites like Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia Islamia have been put under extra tight security to ensure no notorious activity during the election vigil.
This year, around 1.47 crore voters will be able to exercise their votes in different polling booths across the national capital.
In view of the ongoing anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh, the Delhi CEO Office has put all five polling stations in the area under the "critical" category, and confidence-building measures are continuously being undertaken to reassure voters, officials said.
Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh reiterated that the area is under "tight vigil" and "there is no obstruction" in areas where poll activities will be conducted, so voters will face no problems.
Poll authorities had met protesters recently and encouraged them to vote on the polling day.
"The 2020 Delhi polls will be tech-driven with greater use of technical elements like mobile apps, QR codes, social media interface, seeking to enhance the experience of all categories of voters, before polling or on the voting day. And we are trying to make the best use of it," he said.