Daily Archive: April 23, 2017

Delhi MCD elections 2017: Polling time ends, turnout likely to cross 54 per cent

The polling time in the Delhi Municipal Corporation election ended at around 5:50 pm on Sunday. Around 46 per cent of votes were cast till 4 pm, as per PTI. Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal questioned the State Election Commission over reports of EVMs malfunctioning in parts of the capital city. He also claimed that people with voter slips were turned away from polling booths. Speaking with news agency ANI, Kejriwal said: "Reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people with voter slips not allowed to vote. What is State EC doing?"

MCD Election 2017 Exit polls predict big win for BJP on day of low voter turnout and EVMs row

Voting for polls to three municipal corporations in Delhi ended on Sunday at 5.30pm with exit polls predicting huge win for BJP in all three corporations. The day began with thin turnout of voters, with the number crawling to about 35% by 2pm. While the final reports of voter turnout were awaited, polling officials said the figure was likely to cross 54%. There were reports of faults in EVMs in some wards, which were flagged by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on social media. Some voters also complained that their names were missing from the voters list in some areas.

Delhi MCD elections 2017 live updates: Arvind Kejriwal questions State EC over EVM malfunction

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday questioned the State Election Commission over reports of EVMs malfunctioning in parts of the capital city. He also claimed that people with voter slips were turned away from polling booths. Speaking with news agency ANI, Kejriwal said: "Reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people with voter slips not allowed to vote. What is State EC doing?"