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Counting Of Votes To Take Place On June 26 In Key Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar Bypoll

Counting Of Votes To Take Place On June 26 In Key Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar Bypoll


Counting Of Votes To Take Place On June 26 For Key Delhi Bypoll

The Delhi bypoll handed with a low turnout of 43.75 per cent. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The stage is about for the counting of votes polled throughout the just lately concluded Rajinder Nagar meeting by-poll in Delhi with all preparations, together with a three-tier safety cowl across the sturdy room, in place, a senior official stated on Saturday.

The counting will start at eight am on Sunday, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh stated.

“We’ve made all of the preparations for the train. The sturdy room is absolutely secured with a three-tier safety cowl. The counting centre has been arrange at ITI Pusa,” he informed PTI.

“Postal ballots can be counted first, and solely these ballots which have been obtained from service voters until eight am tomorrow can be thought of for counting. After that, the EVM votes shall be counted,” he stated.

A separate particular field can be there for counting of VVPAT slips, he stated.

In response to officers, 43.67 per cent of the male citizens and 43.86 per cent of feminine voters turned up for the June 23 bypoll. The share of third gender voters stood at 50 per cent.

The bypoll handed off peacefully with a low turnout of 43.75 per cent.

That is considerably lower than the figures recorded within the 2020 polls, when the voter turnout in Rajinder Nagar was 58.27 per cent — 58.09 per cent male voters and 58.5 per cent feminine voters.

A complete of 1,64,698 voters have been eligible to train their franchise within the by-election, during which 14 candidates are attempting their luck, though it was largely being seen as a battle between a assured AAP and a spirited BJP.

AAP’s Durgesh Pathak is prone to have an in depth contest with BJP’s Rajesh Bhatia, who had additionally been a councillor from the world. The Congress’ nominee is Prem Lata.

The AAP and BJP have exuded confidence that their candidates will emerge victorious with an enormous margin.

This was additionally the primary electoral train in Delhi after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. And, 24 Covid-positive voters turned as much as train their franchise within the bypoll, officers had earlier stated.

Of the overall variety of eligible voters for the bypoll, 92,221 are male, 72,473 feminine, and 4 belong to the third gender.

Additionally, 1,899 voters on this meeting seat are within the 18-19 age group, as per information shared by the workplace of the Delhi CEO earlier.

A complete of 190 polling stations, together with 13 auxiliary ones, have been arrange at 21 places, and “very minor snags” in EVMs have been reported at a couple of cubicles, and replacements have been made accordingly, a senior official stated.

Covid-positive voters have been allowed to vote within the final one hour, after the common voters had exercised their franchise, following all security protocols, like masks and gloves.

The Rajinder Nagar bypoll turnout was even decrease than the figures recorded within the Rajouri Backyard bypoll (46.5 per cent) and Bawana bypoll 44.eight per cent), each held in 2017.

In 2015 polls, the 2 Delhi meeting seats had registered a turnout of 72 per cent and 61.83 per cent respectively.

The bypoll was necessitated within the wake of AAP chief Raghav Chadha leaving the seat after being elected to the Rajya Sabha just lately.  Chadha was the MLA from the Rajinder Nagar Meeting seat. 

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