Delhi Elections 2013: The state goes into historic polls with three key challengers
The citizens of Delhi are going to exercise their voting rights today to elect a new government. 66,11,362 males, 53,20,705 females, 4509 service and six NRI voters will vote for their candidates.
There are three main top contenders in the fray: Delhi
chief minister Sheila Dikshit
fishing for a fourth consecutive term, BJP with its CM candidate Harsh Vardhan seeking a return to power after 15 years, and the debutant AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal
, who wants to rewrite the dictionary of Indian democracy.
All eyes are on New Delhi
constituency with three heavy weights, Congress' Shiela Dixit, BJP's Vijender Gupta and more importantly just an year old Aam Admi Party's Arvind Kejriwal are in field. Over 11.9 million voters will cast their votes today from 8 am onwards. As per the latest reports coming in people are coming out in large numbers to vote for their candidates.
Delhi's Cheif Election officer Vijay Dev said, as reported by nnis, "Its absolutely enthusiastic response that we are getting, Delhi is coming out to vote, and my message to all Delhi citizens is 'Break the records, make Delhi no.1'." This time the Delhi election commission has done its best to spread awareness among people of Delhi to come out and vote.
Out of 810 candidates in the fray, the largest number 23 are in the North of Delhi's 'Bhurari'. While the Patel Nagar contituency has just 4 candidates.
Aam Aadmi Party's chief Arvind Kejriwal While heading towards the polling booth in early morning did not forget to express his views on micro-blogging website twitter. He urged all the Delhiites to come out of their houses to exercise their franchise. Seeming to pray his victory in the Delhi assembly polls, Kejriwal said he will be on fast till he cast his votes.