Delhi sees overall poll turnout of 54.24 per cent till 5 pm

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Delhi registered an overall turnout of 54.24 per cent till 5 p.m. on Saturday even as the polling entered the last hour, as per the Election Commission's Voter Turnout App.

Out of Delhi's 11 districts, only the North East, East, West and Shahdara districts have crossed the 50 per cent turnout mark.

The North East had the highest turnout at 60.04 per cent till 5 p.m.

while West Delhi came second with 53.11 per cent turnout. Shahdara's turnout was 50.73 per cent. East Delhi had 52.17 per cent turnout, the EC App said.

Among the lowest were the New Delhi and South districts with 44.09 per cent and 46.85 per cent turnout, respectively.

The turnout was 48.30 per cent in the Central Delhi district, while that of North Delhi was 49.7 per cent and South West had 47.77 per cent turnout.

In terms of the Assembly constituencies, only a few out of 70 crossed the halfway mark in turnout.

Sultanpur Majra (50.34 per cent), Matia Mahal (59.91 per cent), Deoli (50 per cent), Tughlakbad (53.90 per cent), Ghonda (55 per cent), Karawal Nagar (50.82 per cent), Dwarka (51.06 per cent), Najafgarh (55 per cent), Palam (58 per cent) and Mustafabad (53.10 per cent) have managed to cross the 50 per cent mark.

The North West district - with Rithala (35.30 per cent), Mundka (46.94), Kirari (44.81), Sultanpur Majra (50.34), Mangol Puri (42.50), Shalimar Bagh (39) and Tri Nagar (49.41) -- had 43.62 per cent voting turnout till 5 p.m.

South East Delhi had a turnout of 43.90 per cent.

The Assemblies which are part of the district have turnout between 30 and 45 per cent with Tughlakabad (53.90) and Kalkaji (53.82 per cent) being exceptions.

In South East Delhi, Jangpura saw 43.35 per cent turnout, Kasturba Nagar (49.19 per cent), Sangam Vihar (44 per cent), Badarpur (49.87 per cent) and Okhla (30.93 per cent).

North East Delhi had the highest turnout with Seelampur (60.63 per cent), Ghonda (57.62 per cent), Gokalpur (61.93 per cent), Mustafabad (64.79 per cent) and Karawal Nagar (60.72 per cent).

The South district had 46.85 per cent turnout till 5 p.m.

with Deoli Assembly having the highest turnout in the district at 59.9 per cent. Other Assemblies part of the district were Malviya Nagar (43 per cent), Mehrauli (43.70 per cent), Chattarpur (48.80 per cent), and Ambedkar Nagar (52.75 per cent).

The polling was going at a slow pace in the early hours and turnout increased in the second half of the day.



Source: IANS