New Delhi: The polling for electing Delhi’s new assembly concluded, on Saturday, without any major untoward incident. Around 60 per cent of Delhi’s 1.47 crore eligible voters exercised their franchise. However, the Election Commission is yet to release the final official figure of the turnout.
Voter turnout in Delhi assembly election was highest in 2015 at 67.47 per cent, in which the Aam Aadmi Party secured 54.34 per cent vote share.
In this election, the AAP is contesting on all 70 assembly constituencies, whereas the Congress has fielded candidates on 66 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party is contesting from 67 seats. The Rashtriya Janata Dal is in alliance with the Congress and is contesting on four seats. The Lok Janshakti Party and Janata Dal (United) are in alliance with BJP and they are contesting from one and two respectively.
Exit polls predict AAP win
The exit polls carried out by various poll agencies predict that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP will comfortably retain power in Delhi. The party needs to win 36 out of 70 seats in the assembly to win a simple majority and form the government.
The following are the prediction of five agencies:
ABP News-C Voter
Republic-Jan Ki Baat