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Delhi Elections 2020: Harsh Vardhan accompanies family members to cast vote for Delhi polls

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 February 2020, 10:30 IST
Delhi Elections 2020: Harsh Vardhan accompanies family

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan along with his mother cast vote at Ratan Devi Public School in Krishna Nagar for Delhi Assembly elections, polling for which started from 8 am on Saturday.

Dr Vardhan along with his family members, including wife and mother, arrived here at around 8:45 to cast their votes.

The Union Minister was seen helping his mother get inside the polling station and poll her vote, on a wheelchair.

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Anil Goel and Congress's Ashok Walia are contesting from here against Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) sitting MLA and candidate SK Bagga.

"I am confident that BJP's government will be formed in Delhi on February 11. Our candidates will win with an overwhelming majority and it would be a quality victory for BJP," said Dr. Vardhan while speaking to the reporters.

On being asked if Shaheen Bagh is an issue in the Assembly elections, Vardhan said, "The only issue of these elections is PM Modi's extraordinary personality, his work done for Delhi and politics based on truth and on the other hand there are lies and five years of failure in Delhi."

Over 1.4 crore people, who are eligible to vote in the Delhi Assembly election, will choose 70 MLAs today.

As many as 190 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have been deployed for the smooth conduct of the Delhi Assembly election today. Besides this, 19,000 Home Guards and 42,000 Delhi Police personnel are deployed at polling booths across the national capital. (ANI)

The city is witnessing a triangular contest among the ruling AAP, which won a landslide majority in the last elections, the BJP and the Congress. In the last poll, the AAP had won 67 seats, the BJP 3. The Congress didn't open its account.


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First published: 8 February 2020, 10:30 IST