NEW DELHI: While voting for assembly election 2020 is underway in Delhi, political leaders across parties posed outside polling booths urging people to come out and cast their vote. The voting will end by 6 pm on Saturday. Counting of votes will take place on February 11. Here are the key points:
* The voter turnout at 2:30 pm was recorded at 28.78%.
* Addressing women voters, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said just like women take responsibility of their homes, they are also responsible for their country. He urged female voters to come out and vote. However, Union minister Smriti Irani questioned Kejriwal’s intentions in asking women to counsel men before voting. She said Kejriwal’s remarks were ‘anti-women’.

* PM Narendra Modi urged the people of Delhi, “especially my young friends” to vote in record numbers.

* President Ram Nath Kovind along with his wife cast his vote at a polling booth within Rashtrapati Bhawan complex.

* Former PM Manmohan Singh visited the polling booth in Nirman Bhawan to cast his vote.

* Union home minister Amit Shah urged voters to vote in order to free Delhi of lies and vote bank politics. He said there is only one party which can deliver clean air, clean drinking water and a home for poor.

* Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra came out to vote in Delhi elections along with their son Raihan Vadra, who is a first time voter. Robert Vadra said that everyone should have access to public transport to be able to vote and the transport should be subsidised for students.

* BJP president JP Nadda urged people to first vote —”Pehle metdaan” and then carry on with their day—”phir jalpaan”. He said every vote will ensure a golden future of Delhi.

* Wrestler Sushil Kumar also came to a polling booth in Baprola village to cast his vote along with his family members.


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