As Delhi goes to polls Wednesday to elect its fifth Assembly, here’s a glimpse into the past elections :
Something worth noting: “[N]ever before in Indian electoral history has a sitting Chief Minister of a state been the star campaigner in other states.” Santwana Bhattacharya also draws attention to fact that as Delhites trudge to the polling booth this time there are a couple other unique factors that they are faced with: ‘none of ..
Capital Contest◄ BackNext ►Picture 1 of 41People wait in queues to cast their votes for Delhi Assembly elections, at a polling station at Chhatarpur in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav
Delhi being Delhi, the capital of India, the polls are keenly watched. In the three-way fight between Sheila Dikshit, Dr.Harsh Vardhan and Arvind Kejriwal , who will take away the crown? All the political parties have campaigned aggressively in Delhi to wrest power; And to the time has come for the people to choose. The ..
07.00: Poll panel officials said voting could finally be a record 70 percent as the EC extended voting time till 6.30 p.m. to accommodate over one lakh people standing in queues at booths. 06: 30 pm: Polling extended as around one lakh people were still standing in queues waiting for their turn to vote Polling which ..
Nearly 12 million citizens of Delhi vote on Wednesday with heightened expectations of a better quality of life for residents of the national capital with all the three contenders for their governing choice – the Congress, BJP and AAP – already claiming victory while many of the pre-poll surveys predict a hung assembly. The key ..
The three protagonists for the elections to the Delhi elections have come out with their manifestoes. Given the heightened focus on women, their manifestos are filled with commitments to work on women safety, but, unsurprisingly, when it comes to the candidate’s list, the hypocrisy of political parties is exposed. According to an analysis by the ..
Campaigning for the Dec 4 Delhi assembly polls ended Monday evening as all three main parties – the Congress, BJP and AAP – held over 25 meetings, road shows and rallies all over the capital in a last-minute effort to woo voters. Heavy traffic snarls were also reported from some areas as campaigners wound their ..
Facing a tight triangular contest, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today sought people’s support for a fourth consecutive term to continue the Delhi’s growth story and charged Opposition, particularly Narendra Modi, with “misleading” voters while asserting that Aam Admi Party will not be challenge to Congress. In a press conference just before end of campaign for ..
The Election Commission of India (ECI) is keeping an eagle eye on the “rich” candidates contesting the assembly elections in Delhi. They will be disqualified if they cross the EC’s expenditure limit of Rs 14 lakh during campaigning. Senior officials in the Delhi Election Commission believe that the richer candidates will make efforts to cross ..