Delhi Lok Sabha Election: Polling going on in 7 PC

Delhi Lok Sabha Election

Delhi Lok Sabha Election: National Capital Delhi is all set to go to polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections today. In the seven Parliamentary Constituencies, a total of 162 candidates are in the fray. Manoj Tiwari, and Bansuri Swaraj of BJP, Somnath Bharti and Kuldeep Kumar of Aam Aadmi Party and Kanhaiya Kumar and JP Agarwal of Congress are some of the prominent names. A total of one crore 52 lakh people are eligible to exercise their franchise in Delhi, out of which around 82 lakh are male and 70 lakh are female voters.

The voting will take place across 13 thousand 637 polling stations spread across the seven Lok Sabha constituencies of the city. A total of 70 pink polling stations have also been set up, which will be entirely managed by women polling staff. For the first time, each parliamentary constituency will have a polling station fully operated by persons with disabilities.

Over one lakh security personnel have been deployed to ensure the smooth conduct of the entire election process. The poll body has made arrangements at polling stations to protect voters from adverse weather conditions.

With the objective of encouraging voting, the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi has partnered with bike-taxi aggregators to offer free rides to home from polling station for elderly people after voting. For the first time in the Delhi elections, paramedical staff equipped with basic medical kits will be stationed at all polling locations.