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MCD election: Arvinder Singh Lovely returns without casting vote as EVM not working

MCD polls: ‘Lovely’ joined the BJP on April 18, dealing a severe blow to the grand old party just a week ahead of the much-watched, three-cornered municipal elections.

delhi Updated: Apr 26, 2017 01:09 IST
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Former Delhi minister Arvinder Singh joined the BJP last week.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Former Congress minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, who joined the BJP just days ahead of the MCD polls, reportedly had to return without casting his vote after the electronic voting machine (EVM) was not working.

The EVM at a polling booth in East Azad Nagar, where Lovely went to vote on Sunday morning, was reportedly not functional.

Delhi went to polls on Sunday morning to elect representatives to 272 municipal wards. By 11 am, 5.66 lakh people had cast their votes with the highest turnout in north Delhi.

Delhi State Election Commission reported 7.67% polling till 11am. There are 1.3 crore registered voters for the municipal election in Delhi.

‘Lovely’ joined the BJP on April 18, dealing a severe blow to the grand old party just a week ahead of the much-watched, three-cornered municipal elections.

“I had given 31 years to the party but what did I get in the end? Nothing. I was not even included in the core committee set up for the municipal elections,” Singh had said.