Stage set for Delhi Assembly polls

Stage set for Delhi Assembly polls

Agency News

New Delhi, Feb 7: The stage is set for Saturday's Assembly polls in the national capital, where a total of 1.47 crore electors will exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 672 candidates spread over 70 assembly constituencies.

The voting will began at 0800 hrs in 13,750 polling stations across the national Capital, and end at 1800 hrs.

Of the 672 candidates, 210 are from national parties, who are trying their electoral fortunes this time around in assembly polls.

Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has roped in six celebrities from sports, media and classical dance fields as poll brand ambassadors to create awareness among voters. In order to attract people to vote in large numbers, the CEO has adopted campaigns like 'Delhi Ka Voter' and 'Delhi Ka Dabang'.

"To attract people at polling stations, 70 model polling stations -- one in each constituency -- are being set up and all booths in these polling stations would not only have facilities such as medical kit, creche, ramp, wheelchairs, pick up and drop for elderly like other booths, but they would be highly decorated and made attractive in every sense," said Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh.

The counting of votes will be taken up on February 11. (UNI)