Delhi polls recorded 62.59% voter turnout: EC officials

The final figure was declared nearly a day after polling ended on Saturday, a delay that irked top AAP leaders

Exit polls on Saturday had predicted an overwhelming victory for the AAP, which sought to retain power on the development plank, against the BJP that ran an aggressive campaign centred on the issues of anti-citizenship law protests and nationalism.

The final voter turnout in the Delhi assembly elections was 62.59 per cent, said senior Election Commission officials on Sunday (February 9). This comes nearly a day after polling ended around 6 pm on Saturday, a delay that had irked the ruling AAP leaders.

“The final voter turnout was recorded at 62.59 per cent,” a senior official in the Delhi CEO’s office said. In the 2015 Assembly polls, Delhi had recorded a voter turnout of 67.47 per cent, which indicates a considerable fall in the turnout figures.

Exit polls on Saturday had predicted an overwhelming victory for the AAP, which sought to retain power on the development plank, against the BJP that ran an aggressive campaign centred on the issues of anti-citizenship law protests and nationalism.

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Over 1.47 crore people were eligible to exercise their franchise in the polls that is set to decide the fate of 672 candidates in 70 assembly constituencies which saw a triangular contest among the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, opposition BJP and the Congress.

(With inputs from agencies)

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