Delhi is currently voting as I write this story for you and the voters seem to have come out to vote not only in huge numbers but also in interesting attires. A man and his family turned out to vote in east Delhi’s Shakarpur wearing wedding attire.
The turbaned man and women in lehengas prioritised practicing their right to vote over wedding function. And can something BE more awesome than this?
The voting for 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections has begun today. As per the speculations doing the rounds, AAP and BJP are the main contenders in the battle for power in Delhi with AAP chances to form the government surging high.
Besides the groom, the Delhi election also witnessed its oldest voter. The 11-year-old Kalitara Mandal cast her vote at CR Park in New Delhi on Saturday. Ms Mandal is one of the witness of two partitions (India and Pakistan and Pakistan and Bangladesh) and lived “twice as a refugee” in India along with her family before finding a home in the national capital.
“Yes, I remember, they (polling officials) would take my thumb impression and then the ballot paper would be folded and put into boxes. I have voted with big machines (EVMs) too,” she said in an interview to news agency Press Trust of India.
As many as 8.1 million males and 6.68 million females are eligible to vote in the ongoing Delhi election.
For history, AAP swept both BJP and the Congrees in the 2015 assembly election claiming power over 67 seats. AAP President Arvind Kejriwal had said that he is assured that Delhi will vote him back to power for the third term.