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Posh GK-1 betters 2007, still figures last on list

delhi Updated: Apr 17, 2012 00:48 IST
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This is the colony whose residents had launched one of the biggest awareness campaigns urging people to vote, but its own performance has been the worst.

The figures provided by the State Election Commission have put Greater Kailash I as the lowest of all the 272 wards in MCD. The voter turnout in GK I stood at 37.3 per cent, which though is better than the last MCD elections, still figures as the poorest across all wards of the city.

Earlier, residents of this colony had launched a month-long campaign, calling people to ‘Come out and Vote’. Though the rest of the city was motivated and turned up in large numbers, it seems their own campaign could not affect the area residents.

“A number of awareness campaigns were launched by resident welfare associations, asking people to come out and vote. Though we are happy with the outcome but still a lot remains to be done. We were hoping that the turnout would cross the

60 per cent mark,” said

Pawan Sawhney, president of Greater Kailash I resident welfare association.

“From the past two months, we have been going door to door and asking people to come out and vote. But it seems the campaign wasn’t very successful in our own area,” Sawhney added.

The association, which had launched the campaign, is now busy analysing what went wrong.

“A number of people used the extended weekend to go out of the city with their families. This of course affected the turnout in area,” said Rajiv Kakaria, member of GK I RWA.