Delhi elections 2015: Capital records 63.30 percent votes turnout till 5 PM

New Delhi, February 7, 2015: Till 5 pm today, Delhi recorded 52 percent votes. A senior election commission official said that 63.30 percent polling was recorded peacefully till 5pm.

The Capital polls are seen as a direct contest between AAP and BJP and being billed as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a description rejected by his party leaders.

This is the second Assembly polls in Delhi within little over one year. The Assembly polls in December 2013 had thrown a hung verdict with BJP winning 31 seats and AAP making a stunning debut by wresting 28 seats while Congress got only eight in the 70-member Assembly.

The Election Commission said six Electronic Voting Machines have been replaced so far.

While North East Delhi reported the highest voter turn out of 66.37 percent, the lowest was in South Delhi with 61.7 percent, according to the Delhi Election Commission.

Central Delhi recorded 64.66 percent turn out, East Delhi 64.67 percent, New Delhi 59.29 percent and North Delhi registered a turn out of 65.56 percent.

The polling percentage in North West Delhi was 62.1 percent while South West recorded 63.66 percent and West Delhi 64.48 percent.

In 2013 assembly polls, the overall voting percentage was 66 which was an increase of around 9 percent from 57.58 per cent in 2008.

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