EC gears up for tomorrow’s Delhi Assembly polls; security tightened

Prime News, National, New Delhi, February 7:- All preparations are in place for the Delhi Assembly elections tomorrow (Feb 8).

The campaigning for elections ended last evening. Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party made last ditch efforts to seek votes. The issues during the election campaign centred mainly on Citizenship Amendment Act, appeasement politics, unemployment, pollution and clean water.

The Election Commission has made arrangements for special postal ballot facility and pick and drop facility for senior citizens. EC and other agencies have also made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth conduct of the polls.

For the 70 Assembly seats, 672 candidates are contesting. There are 1.47 crore voters in Delhi who will decide the political fate of the candidates. A total of 13,750 polling stations have been set up for the people to cast their votes. In the New Delhi constituency, maximum number of 28 candidates including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are in the fray.

During the election, more than 34,000 ballot units will be used. Around 40,000 police personnel and several companies of Central Armed Police Force have been deployed for security at polling premises. In addition, 19,000 home guards will assist in ensuring security for polling booths and premises. The services of Delhi Metro will begin at 4 am tomorrow to facilitate the polling personnel and others to reach their destination on time. The counting of votes will be taken up on February 11. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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