Arvind Kejriwal: Don't vote for those who stopped works of Delhi

Updated: May 12, 2019, 09:33 IST | mid-day online desk

Over 1.43 crore people in Delhi are eligible to vote in this election which will decide the fate of 164 candidates, of which 18 are women. There are 43 independent candidates

Arvind Kejriwal: Don't vote for those who stopped works of Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to people on Sunday morning to vote for those who have done work and not for those spreading "hatred" and "venom" as polling in seven Lok Sabha constituency got underway.

The chief minister asked people not to vote for those who are stopping the works of Delhi.
"Good morning Delhi. Please vote. Vote for those who have done your works. Don't vote for those who are spreading hatred and venom and also stopping Delhi's works. Your vote can change the country," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

Voters queued up outside polling booths on Sunday morning in all seven Lok Sabha constituencies of the city where former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan and cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir are among those in the fray.

Voting began at 7 am and among the early voters were Dikshit, party's New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken, Union minister Vardhan, BJP's East Delhi candidate Gambhir, and BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) Ram Lal.

Over 1.43 crore people in Delhi are eligible to vote in this election which will decide the fate of 164 candidates, of which 18 are women. There are 43 independent candidates.

While 2,54,723 voters are in the age group of 18 and 19, there are 40,532 electorates with a disability who would be provided pick up and drop facility.

As voting is underway for the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections, here are some interesting facts. 59 Lok Sabha constituencies across 7 states headed to polls. Over 10.17 crore voters to decide the fate of 979 candidates. Over 1.13 lakh polling stations in place for smooth conduct of polls. In the last five phases, 424 out of 543 seats have already gone to polls. Percentage-wise, 78 per cent seats have undergone the electoral exercise till the fifth phase.

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Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies

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