Delhi Elections 2020 Live Blog: Exit polls give a massive surge in numbers for BJP

Delhi Elections 2020 Live Blog: Will BJP sweep national capital with saffron?

6:51 PM IST

Exit polls show a massive surge for the BJP in Delhi polls


The Republic TV Jan Ki Baat exit polls have predicted seats of 48-61 for the AAP, while 9-21 for BJP and 0-1 for the Congress. Times Now exit polls predict 50-56 for the AAP and 10-14 for the BJP and nothing for the Congress. 

5:46 PM IST

Voting going on in Shaheen Bagh

Voting underway at a polling booth in Shaheen Public School in Shaheen Bagh. AAP's Amanatullah is the sitting MLA and 2020 candidate of the party, he is up against Congress's Parvez Hashmi and BJP's Brahm Singh Bidhuri.

4:33 PM IST

Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel conduct flag march in sensitive areas in northeast and east Delhi during polling.

Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel hold flag marches in sensitive areas in northeast and east Delhi. “The police conducted patrolling on motorcycles. PCR and quick response teams have also been deployed at sensitive areas" Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range) Alok Kumar said.
 

4:11 PM IST

Voter turnout at 4 pm: 42.29%

Delhi registers a voter turnout of 42.29% at 4 pm 

3:54 PM IST

Pranab Mukherjee casts vote

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cast his vote at a polling station at Kamraj lane in New Delhi Constituency. 

3:47 PM IST

40.59% by 3: 30 pm

Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 40.59% by 3: 30 pm 

2:25 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal resorts to sexism to woo voters

While appealing for vote, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has resorted to sexism in a bid to catch more votes. BJP MP Smriti Irani hit back at him for his remarks. 

 

 

12:47 PM IST

Brisk polling in Delhi polls

It is being aleged that AAP and Congress have arranged e-rickshaws to pick and drop senior citizens at many areas in northEast Delhi.
 

12:42 AM IST

Congress, AAP arranging transport for voters?

It is being alleged that AAP and Congress have arranged e-rickshaws to pick and drop senior citizens at many areas in northEast Delhi.
 

11:57 AM IST

Alka Lamba tries slapping AAP worker

Congress leader Alka Lamba was seen trying to slap an AAP worker during the Delhi elections. 

11:32 AM IST

Voting percentage of 13.14% till 11 am

As of 11 am, there was a voter turnout of 13.14% in Delhi electionns 

11:14 AM IST

Manmohan singh, wife cast vote

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Singh cast their vote at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi assembly constituency.

 

10:38 AM IST

Election officer passes away

Election officer Udham Singh who was deployed at a polling booth in Babarpur Primary School in Northeast Delhi died after suffering a heart attack. #DelhiElections2020, ANI reports 

10:36 AM IST

President, his wife cast vote

President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind cast their votes at Dr Rajendra Prasad Kendriya Vidyalaya, President’s Estate. 

10:33 AM IST

Manish Sisodia, wife cast vote

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and his wife Seema Sisodia cast their vote at MCD school in Pandav Nagar.
He is Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Patparganj Assembly constituency. 

 

10:28 AM IST

Union minister Harsh Vardhan casts vote

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan accompanies family members to cast vote for Delhi polls

 

10:25 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal confident about winning polls

Arvind Kejriwal: I am hopeful that people of Delhi will vote on the basis of the work done. I am hopeful that Aam Aadmi Party will come back to power for the third time.

10:22 AM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kerjiwal casts vote

Along with his family, Arvind Kejriwal exercised his franchise 

 

10:14 AM IST

Voter turnout till 10 am in Delhi: 4.33%

ANI reports that voter turnout of 4.33% till 10 am 

10:01 AM IST

Brisk polling at Aurangabad road

Brisk polling at Aurangabad road at at polling booth number 81 & 82

9:49 AM IST

PM Modi urges voters to cast their vote

PM Modi has exhorted the young voters to come out in large numbers and vote. He said, "Urging the people of Delhi, especially my young friends, to vote in record numbers."

 

 

 

9:30 AM IST

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal leaves for casting his vote

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal leaves for casting his vote. BJP's Sunil Yadav& Congress's Romesh Sabharwal are contesting against him from New Delhi constituency.

9:25 AM IST

MP Meenakshi Lekhi casts her vote

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Meenakshi Lekhi casts her vote at a polling station in South Extension Part-II. Delhi

9:21 AM IST

EVM is also not functioning at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya booth number 114

EVM is also not functioning at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya booth number 114, New Delhi constituency

9:10 AM IST

Alka Lamba casts her vote at polling booth number 161 at Tagore Garden Extension

Congress candidate from the Chandni Chowk assembly constituency, Alka Lamba casts her vote at polling booth number 161 at Tagore Garden Extension; She is up against Prahlad Singh Sahni of Aam Aadmi Party and BJP's Suman Gupta

8:48 AM IST

Former Vice-President Hamid Ansari and senior RSS leader Ram Lal at Nirman Bhawan

Former Vice-President Hamid Ansari and senior RSS leader Ram Lal at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi assembly constituency. Delhi CM&sitting MLA from the constituency, Arvind Kejriwal is contesting from here. BJP's Sunil Yadav& Congress's Romesh Sabharwal fielded against the CM

8:38 AM IST

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan along with his mother arrive at Ratan Devi Public School

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan along with his mother arrive at Ratan Devi Public School in Krishna Nagar to cast their votes; BJP's Anil Goel and Congress's Ashok Walia contesting from here against AAP's sitting MLA and candidate SK Bagga

8:34 AM IST

Justice R Bhanumati arrives at NDMC School of Science & Humanities Education

Justice R Bhanumati arrives at NDMC School of Science & Humanities Education at Tuglak Cresent Road, to cast her vote

8:24 AM IST

BJP MP Parvesh Verma at a polling station in Matiala assembly constituency

BJP MP Parvesh Verma casts his vote at a polling station in Matiala assembly constituency; BJP and Congress have fielded Rajesh Gehlot and Sumesh Shokeen from the constituency, respectively. Gulab Singh Yadav of AAP is the current MLA and party's candidate from Matiala

8:20 AM IST

A queue of voters at a polling booth in Shaheen Public School in Shaheen Bagh

A queue of voters at a polling booth in Shaheen Public School in Shaheen Bagh, Okhla. AAP's Amanatullah is the sitting MLA and 2020 candidate of the party, he is up against Congress's Parvez Hashmi and BJP's Brahm Singh Bidhuri.

8:15 AM IST

External affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar has cast his vote

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has cast his vote at the polling station set up at NDMC School of Science & Humanities Education at Tuglak Cresent. He says, "it is basic duty of every citizen to vote. It is important to get out there and contribute.

 

7:59 AM IST

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Madhav arrives at a polling station

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Madhav arrives at a polling station in Jhandewalan area, in Karol Bagh assembly constituency. AAP has fielded its sitting MLA Vishesh Ravi from here. BJP's Yogendra Chandolia & Congress' Gaurav Dhanak are contesting from here.

 

7:50 AM IST

Voters begin to arrive at the polling stations

Voters begin to arrive at the polling stations at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi assembly constituency (pic 1&2) and NDMC School of Science and Humanities (pic 3&4) at Tughlak Road; Polling for 70 Assembly constituencies in Delhi to begin shortly

7:47 AM IST

Voters start arriving at a polling station in Jhandewalan area

Voters start arriving at a polling station in Jhandewalan area, in Karol Bagh assembly constituency. AAP has fielded its sitting MLA Vishesh Ravi from here. BJP's Yogendra Chandolia & Congress' Gaurav Dhanak are contesting from here.

7:40 AM IST

Visuals from Polling Station 80 at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi

Visuals from Polling Station 80 at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi Assembly constituency. CM & sitting MLA from the constituency, Arvind Kejriwal is contesting from here. BJP has fielded Sunil Yadav & Congress has fielded Romesh Sabharwal from here. 

 

7:26 AM IST

BJP candidate from Hari Nagar assembly constituency offers prayers at Fateh Nagar Gurudwara

Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, BJP candidate from Hari Nagar assembly constituency offers prayers at Fateh Nagar Gurudwara

7:23 AM IST

Delhi to undergo polling today

Delhi to undergo polling today. Voting to begin at 8 AM. Visuals from outside a polling station in Jhandewalan area.

Delhi will cast its all-important vote on February 7.