Voting has started on 70 assembly seats in Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the youth and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to cast their votes. PM Modi tweeted, “Today is the voting day for the Delhi Assembly elections. My appeal to all voters is that they participate in this festival of democracy in maximum number and create a new voting record. Urging the people of Delhi, especially my young friends, to vote in record numbers.”
At the same time, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to the women and said, “Must go to vote. Special appeal to all women – Just as you bear the responsibility of home, so is the responsibility of the country and Delhi. All of you ladies must go to vote and also take the men of your house. Make sure to discuss with men that it is right to vote.”
The last assembly election in Delhi was held in the year 2015. In that election, the AAP won 67 of the 70 seats in Delhi. The remaining 3 seats went to the BJP’s account. The Congress was also unable to open its account in Delhi last year.