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Polling in Delhi may touch record 70 percent

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Assembly poll 2013 verdict in Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and MP on Sunday
Assembly poll 2013 verdict in Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and MP on Sunday

New Delhi – A record 70 percent turnout is expected in Delhi, said an Election Commission official Wednesday, attributing it to brisk voting in the last two hours at polling stations.

“The way polling has gone till now, there is no doubt the percentage might cross 70 percent,” an official told IANS.

The polling was moderate in the initial hours, but it started picking up after 3 p.m.

Polling was in full swing across the capital, which by 4 p.m. recorded 55 percent. Voters lined up at the polling centres across the capital and waited patiently to exercise their franchise.

In the 2008 assembly elections, a total 57.58 percent polling was recorded.

The highest polling percentage – 61.75 percent – was recorded in Delhi’s first assembly elections of 1993.

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