delhi voting breaks records of past three decades
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on Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:30:20 IST
A staggering 8.2 million people in Delhi exercised their franchise for 2014 general election on T... Show more
A staggering 8.2 million people in Delhi exercised their franchise for 2014 general election on Thursday, breaking all records of the past three decades, the Delhi Election Commission chief said on Friday.
The turnout in the capital Thursday was 65.05 percent, with the highest 67.13 percent being recorded in the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency.
"Thank you Delhi for making us proud and breaking all records of three decades. The total turnout was 65.05 percent in Delhi. It broke the record of the last three decades,"
As many as "82,65,000 people exercised their franchise and broke the record of the December assembly election in which 78,75,000 cast their vote," Vijay Dev added.
Providing details of the constituency-wise polling, he said Chandni Chowk recorded the highest of 67.13 percent polling as compared to 55.21 percent in 2009.
East Delhi recorded 65.59 percent voting as compared to 53.44 percent in 2009, Northeast Delhi 63.08 percent as compared to 52.39 percent, New Show less