AAP, BJP, Cong locked in three-corner fight in Bawana

AAP Arvind Kejriwal confrontational politics Delhi MCD Punjab elections Aam Aadmi Party Professor Kamal Mitra Chenoy

AAP Arvind Kejriwal confrontational politics Delhi MCD Punjab elections Aam Aadmi Party Professor Kamal Mitra Chenoy

Over 2.94 lakh electors are eligible to exercise their franchise in the bypoll in which EVMs equipped with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) are being used at all polling stations.

The AAP alleged that it was a conspiracy by the BJP andruled out any wrong-doing by Mr Hussain.

The voting began at 8 am, officials said. As per PTI, voting had begun in Bawana today, in which three major parties of the city, AAP, Congress and the BJP are locking horns in the triangular contest.

A low turnout of voters was registered in the Bawana Assembly bypoll on Wednesday, with the AAP questioning the scheduling of the election on a working day.

The bypoll was necessitated after AAP legislator Ved Prakash quit the party and resigned from the Delhi Assembly to join the BJP in March, ahead of the municipal corporation elections. "All malfunctioning machines were replaced", they said. The average number of voters per polling station stands at 776. The Rajouri Garden seat was won two years before by AAP; this year the party's candidate lost his deposit for failing to get even one-sixth of the votes.

Contrary to the rural pockets of the assembly, people came out to vote in unauthorised colonies and JJ cluster areas. The counting will take place on 28 August.

The number of male, female and third gender electors are 1,64,114; 1,30,143; and 25, respectively. The polling percentage for Delhi Assembly in 2013 and 2015, were 65.63 percent and 67.12 percent respectively.

Eight candidates are in the fray in the election that is being carried out through 379 polling stations.

The delegation, led by its Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari, also said that the matter of the poster calling for communal polarisation by Muslims during voting is very grave and defeats the spirit of secularism as prescribed by the Constitution.

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