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Delhi Election 2024 Highlights: 56% voter turnout in phase 6 of Lok Sabha polls

Delhi Election 2024 Highlights: The BJP, which won all the seven seats in the 2014 and 2019 polls, is up against the AAP-Congress alliance.
Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Voter turnout at 34.37% till 1 pm in Phase 6
Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Voter turnout at 34.37% till 1 pm in Phase 6

Delhi Election 2024 Highlights: All seven parliamentary seats in Delhi are polling in the sixth and penultimate phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections on Saturday. A total of 58 seats across six states and two Union territories are voting in this round, with as many as 889 candidates in the fray. The Election Commission has approved the candidature of 162 nominees in the national capital....Read More

The ruling BJP, which had a 100% strike rate in the national capital in the 2014 and 2019 national polls, is up against the AAP and the Congress, members of the Congress-led opposition INDIA bloc. Under their seat-sharing agreement for Delhi, the AAP is contesting four seats, while the Congress has fielded candidates on the remaining three seats.

Delhi has the following parliamentary segments: Chandni Chowk, North East Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi, and South Delhi.

All 10 constituencies in neighbouring Haryana, too, are voting on Saturday. Uttar Pradesh (14/80 seats), West Bengal (8/42), Bihar (8/40), Odisha (6/21), Jharkhand (4/14) and Jammu and Kashmir (1/5), too, are voting in the sixth phase.

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May 25, 2024 9:29 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live: 56% voter turnout in phase six of Lok Sabha polls

The direct contest between the BJP and AAP-Congress alliance for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi witnessed a turnout of 56 per cent on Saturday. Delhi had recorded 60.52 per cent voting in the 2019 general election when the BJP had swept all the seats.

May 25, 2024 6:54 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Security arrangements by Delhi Police

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: The Delhi Police has put in place a double-layer security apparatus — including aerial surveillance with drones fitted with high-definition cameras, CCTV cameras, and on-the-spot videography — at the polling stations across Delhi for Saturday when people will cast their votes for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, senior officers aware of the matter said on Friday. Dig Deeper

May 25, 2024 6:37 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Which prominent leaders cast their votes in Delhi today

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: In the penultimate phase of the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls, which has seen the seven parliamentary constituencies of Delhi go to polls, a bevy of politicians and government officials made their way to the polling booths to cast their votes. Dig Deeper

May 25, 2024 6:29 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: 57.70% voter turnout till 5pm in India in phase six of polls

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: According to the Election Commission of India, voter turnout till 5pm in India in phase six of polls is 57.70%

May 25, 2024 6:18 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: What are the key issues for Delhi voters?

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: From employment, inflation, better roads infrastructure, clean drinking water, women safety, education, health care services to corruption free India myriad of issues dominated the minds of voters when they stepped out to exercise their franchise. Dig Deeper

May 25, 2024 5:57 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: 'Rahul and Sonia Gandhi went to cast votes but they did not have their own candidate,' says BJP leader Shazia Ilmi

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: BJP leader Shazia Ilmi has taken a dig at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.

"The Congress is the oldest party. It was forefront of the independence struggle. It is called the 'Grand Old' party. The condition of this party is such that Rahul and Sonia Gandhi went to cast votes but they did not have their own candidate. They voted for a party that defeated them in Delhi and Punjab, and abused and insulted them during the Anna Hazare movement...," said Shazia Ilmi as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 25, 2024 5:34 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: 53.73% voter turnout till 5 pm in phase six

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: According to the Election Commission of India, approximate voter turnout till 5 pm in phase six in Delhi is 53.73%.

May 25, 2024 5:16 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: What Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said after casting his vote

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: After casting his vote at a polling centre in New Delhi, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said, “Today I fulfilled my duty as a citizen by casting my vote. I had earlier also said that this is a major responsibility of every citizen.”

May 25, 2024 5:05 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud casts his vote

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and his wife Kalpana Das have cast their votes at a polling centre in New Delhi in phase six of the Lok Sabha election 2024.

May 25, 2024 4:48 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Congress leader Ajay Maken casts his vote

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: With polling being held in Delhi for phase six of the Lok Sabha election 2024, Congress leader Ajay Maken cast his vote.

May 25, 2024 4:33 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: ECI releases absolute polling numbers for concluded five phases

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday released absolute voter turnout numbers for the first five phases of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and reiterated that the polling data has always been accessible to both candidates and the public. Dig Deeper

May 25, 2024 4:21 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: 'These elections are against dictatorship,' says Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Delhi Mayor and Aam Aadmi Party leader Shelly Oberoi has said that ongoing polls are against dictatorship. She said, "... These elections are against dictatorship, to save the constitution, and to save democracy. I want to urge the people of Delhi to exercise their rights and choose their representative in the Parliament... AAP has always worked for the welfare of women. We installed CCTV cameras to ensure their security, we gave them free bus rides, and recently the CM announced 1000 each for every woman of Delhi every month..."

May 25, 2024 4:16 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Here is the approximate voter turnout trend till 3 pm in 7 parliamentary constituencies in Delhi

Parliamentary constituencies voter turnout trend
Chandni Chowk 43.24%

East Delhi 44.70%

New Delhi 42.17%

North-east Delhi 47.85%

North-west Delhi 44.78%

South Delhi 42.96%

West Delhi 44.91%

May 25, 2024 4:10 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: '400 paar’ is just a slogan, says AAP leader Sandeep Pathak

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: In an interaction with news agency ANI, AAP leader Sandeep Pathak has said,” I have cast my vote….I urge the public of the country and Delhi to come out and vote in large numbers….The public of the nation has become aware…They know what is right and wrong….The public will vote in favour of those who are right….Every political party appeals to the public…'400 paar’ is just a slogan….People will rate them(BJP) on the basis of the work done by government in the past 10 years….."

May 25, 2024 3:55 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Voter turnout at 44.58% till 3 pm in Phase 6

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: With polling being held for phase six of the Lok Sabha election 2024, approximate voter turnout in Delhi till 3 pm is 44.58%, according to the Election Commission of India.

May 25, 2024 3:44 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: 'BJP supporters are sitting at a booth with pamphlets of party candidate Bansuri Swaraj,' claims AAP MP Sanjay Singh

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: AAP MP Sanjay Singh has claimed that Somnath Bharti showed how BJP supporters were sitting at a booth with pamphlets of Lok Sabha candidate Bansuri Swaraj.

"The Election Commission should take note of this. AAP leaders are visiting the booths from where complaints are being received. Somnath Bharti showed how supporters are sitting at a booth with pamphlets of BJP's Lok Sabha candidate Bansuri Swaraj. The Election Commission should take immediate action over this," said Sanjay Singh as quoted by news agency PTI.

May 25, 2024 3:15 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Reports of delay in voting process

However, CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat, who had gone to exercise her franchise at St Columba's School in the New Delhi constituency, alleged she had to wait for almost an hour to cast her vote as the battery of the EVM control unit at her polling booth "drained out".

May 25, 2024 3:00 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Overall voter turnout in Phase 6

May 25, 2024 2:44 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Highest voter turnout in North East Delhi

The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said that at 37.31 per cent, the highest turnout was recorded in the North East Delhi constituency while Chandni Chowk had the lowest voting percentage at 32.18.

May 25, 2024 2:24 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: 'Voted today in defence of democracy,' says CPI (M) leader Prakash Karat

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: CPI (M) leader Prakash Karat cast his vote in Delhi today. He said, "I voted today in defence of democracy and against dictatorship because this is a very important election for the country."

May 25, 2024 2:04 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Seat-wise voter turnout

Chandni Chowk - 32.18%

East Delhi - 34.23%

New Delhi - 31.66%

North east Delhi - 37.31%

North west Delhi - 35.72%

South Delhi - 33.49%

West Delhi - 34.12%

May 25, 2024 1:54 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Kejriwal slams Pakistani politician over election

Slamming the former Pakistan minister Fawad Hussain over his remark on the general elections in India, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the situation in Pakistan is very bad and he should take care of it.

In a post on X, Pakistan ex-minister Fawad Hussain while reacting to Kejriwal's post on voting said, "May peace and harmony defeat forces of hate and extremism."

Reacting to it, Kejriwal said, "Chaudhary Sahab, I and the people of my country are fully capable of handling our issues. Your tweet is not needed. The situation in Pakistan is very bad right now. You take care of your country."

May 25, 2024 1:39 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Voter turnout update till 1 pm

During the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, the national capital recorded a voter turnout of 34.37 percent till 1 pm.

May 25, 2024 1:28 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: BJP's Arun Singh casts vote

May 25, 2024 1:14 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma casts vote

May 25, 2024 1:04 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: CM Kejriwal's father after casting vote

After casting his vote in the Delhi Lok Sabha election, CM Arvind Kejriwal's father Govind Ram Kejriwal said, "I appeal to the Almighty to keep us safe so that we keep praying to Him."

May 25, 2024 12:53 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Meenakshi Lekhi casts her vote

May 25, 2024 12:36 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: BJP leader Kuljeet Chahal casts vote in Delhi

May 25, 2024 12:22 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: BJP's Manoj Tiwari's appeal to voters

BJP candidate Manoj Tiwari said on Saturday, "Opposition candidate Kanhaiya Kumar has shown his true identity by abusing our national army, reciting 'har ghar Afzal niklega,' and celebrating the loss of lives of our paramilitary forces against Naxalites in Chhattisgarh. People will not waste their votes on such leaders. This election is about choosing the Prime Minister of India, and Modi Ji resides in the hearts of the people. They will vote for the BJP and the nation. He quoted, "Vote Narendra Modi Ji Ko, Vote Desh Ko, Vote Kamal Ko."

May 25, 2024 12:11 PM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Highest turnout in North east Delhi till 11 am

Out of all seven parliamentary seats in Delhi, the highest voter turnout was recorded in North East Delhi, at 24.49 percent till 11 am.

May 25, 2024 11:58 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Voter turnout in Delhi at 21.69%

Till 11 am on Saturday, Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 21.69 percent in Phase 6 of the Lok Sabha election.

May 25, 2024 11:48 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Voters slam polling booth facilities amid heatwave

Vivek Dubey, a bank employee from Pocket 4 Rohini said, " I had to wait almost two hours to vote. This is disappointing. There's no drinking water here. We were not allowed to take our phones. So, I couldn't call anyone to help us"

Arvind Kumar, a resident of Rohini Pocket 1, said "We are here to do our duty. But is the government doing theirs? We are all suffering in this heat. The polling officers are rude and the police are scolding us. What is our fault? I have been standing here since 8 am. It's been over 2 hours"

May 25, 2024 11:39 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Arvind Kejriwal's appeal after casting vote

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said after casting his vote, "My father, wife, children and I have voted. My mother could not come today because she is not well. I have voted against dictatorship, inflation and unemployment. I appeal to people to come out and vote..."

May 25, 2024 11:25 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: CM Kejriwal, wife Sunita cast vote in Delhi

May 25, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: CM Arvind Kejriwal arrives at polling booth

May 25, 2024 11:06 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Sanjay Singh's appeal to voters

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said, "Elections are a festival of democracy and India is the biggest democracy in the world. I will appeal to the people of India, with folded hands, to vote for strengthening the Constitution of India, for protecting democracy, and for the end of dictatorship. Today, we all know that when there is a political, democratic system, everything is governed through Parliament and Legislative Assemblies. Good representatives will go there, work for schools, hospitals, electricity and water...INDIA alliance will get more than 300 seats..."

May 25, 2024 10:54 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Seat-wise voter turnout till 9 am

Chandni Chowk - 7.83%

East Delhi - 8.82%

New Delhi - 7.04%

North east Delhi - 10.15%

North west Delhi - 8.99%

South Delhi - 8.88%

West Delhi - 9.72%

May 25, 2024 10:40 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Less than 9 percent turnout

Delhi witnessed a voter turnout of 8.94 percent till 9 am on May 25, with the lower voter turnout recorded in New Delhi constituency.

May 25, 2024 10:29 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Gandhi family seen outside polling booth

May 25, 2024 10:17 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Priyanka Gandhi casts her vote in Delhi

May 25, 2024 10:12 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Priyanka Gandhi on Rahul Gandhi's vote for AAP

When asked about Rahul Gandhi voting for AAP and Arvind Kejriwal voting for Congress, Priyanka Gandhi said, "We are keeping aside our grievances and casting votes for our Constitution and democracy...'Mujhe iss baat par garv hai'..."

May 25, 2024 9:58 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi cast their votes

Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi cast their votes at a polling booth in Delhi.

May 25, 2024 9:40 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: AAP MP Swati Maliwal casts her vote

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal casts her vote in Delhi.

Maliwal recently had alleged that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar assaulted her at the CM's residence. Following this, the Delhi police arrested Kumar and sent him to a four-day judicial custody.

May 25, 2024 9:36 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Chandni Chowk polling booth deserted till 9am

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Chandni Chowk polling booth deserted till 9am
Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Chandni Chowk polling booth deserted till 9am
May 25, 2024 9:29 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi to cast their votes, security beefed up

Security stepped up outside a polling station located in Nirman Bhawan in the national capital, where Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are expected to arrive shortly to cast their votes.

May 25, 2024 9:23 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Air coolers put up at polling booth in Barakhamba Road

Air coolers put up at polling booth in Barakhamba Road (Twitter/@AlokKNMishra)
Air coolers put up at polling booth in Barakhamba Road (Twitter/@AlokKNMishra)

Air coolers have been put up at a polling station in Barakhamba Road to provide relief from the scorching heat to people waiting to cast their votes under the New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

May 25, 2024 9:17 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: President Droupadi Murmu casts her vote - WATCH

President Droupadi Murmu casts her vote in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election at a polling booth in Delhi.

May 25, 2024 9:15 AM IST

Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: ‘EC should keep an eye today’, says AAP's Saurabh Bharadwaj

Delhi Minister and AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj, who cast his vote at a polling booth in the national capital, urged the Election Commission to monitor election day.

“The Election Commission should keep an eye that nothing wrong should happen on an election day. We will request police and officials to fasten the things if there will be slow voting at any place. Slow voting creates problems for the people due to heat and all,” he told the media.

He added, “The result will come before everyone on June 4. The situation that is on the ground should be reflected in the results on June 4.”

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