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61 percent polling recorded in Delhi assembly elections

NEW DELHI: The tentative voter turnout of over 61 percent was recorded in assembly elections in Delhi yesterday. In the last assembly polls, the overall voting percentage was 67 percent. Briefing reporters, Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, Dr Ranbir Singh said the election passed off peacefully in the national capital. He said, the final voter turnout percentage will increase as voting had not concluded at many places at the time of briefing. He said, during the election, over 12 crore rupees cash has been seized so far. Mr Singh said, extensive voter education programs were organized to educate people to exercise their voting right.

Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain said, due to excellent training to the polling officers, less than one percent VVPAT were replaced.

With the end of polling, now all eyes are fixed on Tuesday when counting of votes will be taken up.

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