Delhi 2020

Delhi goes to the polls today

Polling officials being trained to set up an EVM in NewDelhi on Friday, the eve of the Assembly Elections. Photo: S. Subramanium

Polling officials being trained to set up an EVM in NewDelhi on Friday, the eve of the Assembly Elections. Photo: S. Subramanium   | Photo Credit: S_Subramanium

The closely watched Delhi Assembly elections here on Saturday have turned out to be a direct contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party unlike the 2013 elections which threw up a fractured mandate.

After an intense campaign that drew to a close on Thursday, the eve of polling was not devoid of ways to reach out to voters, with both the AAP and the BJP attempting to outdo each other in social media campaign.

The day saw controversy over newspaper advertisements issued by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the unsolicited support extended by the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari. Hours after the Shahi Imam extended support, the AAP rejected the offer, saying the party was against “communal brand of politics.” The BJP responded saying that such “fatwas” had been issued in the past as well and people opposed to such kind of politics should ensure heavy voter turnout.

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