Today eligible voters of Delhi will elect representatives for the 70-member Delhi assembly from 672 candidates. Polling for 70 assembly constituencies will begin soon. Stay tuned here for all the live updates of Delhi Assembly elections.
Delhi Assembly Elections: As it happened
Feb 8, 2020, 07:46 AM
Delhi to decide its fate for next five years
The stage is set for the capital’s close to 1.5 crore registered voters to elect 70 members for the seventh term of the reconstituted Delhi assembly today.
Feb 8, 2020, 07:48 AM
AAP to deploy 1.6 lakh booth-level volunteers
Aam Aadmi Party will deploy an army of 1,65,000 volunteers at all the 13,750 polling booths across 70 assembly constituencies going to polls on Saturday. At each polling booth, 12 AAP volunteers, including two booth agents and 10 mobilisers, will be deployed to encourage people to come out and vote. The activities of all the booth-level workers, who are locals, will be closely monitored from assembly-level war rooms.
Feb 8, 2020, 07:49 AM
Security tightened in Delhi for assembly elections
As many as 190 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have been deployed for the smooth conduct of the Delhi Assembly election today. Besides this, 19,000 Home Guards and 42,000 Delhi Police personnel are deployed at polling booths across the national capital.
Feb 8, 2020, 08:03 AM
Voters begin to arrive at the polling stations at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi assembly constituency.
Feb 8, 2020, 08:05 AM
Jamia Millia Islamia students move protest site for Delhi polls
Jamia Millia Islamia students who have been protesting at gate number 7 of the university have been shifted to gate 4 on the campus for the elections. The students have decided to continue their silent protest for the next two days from the new location. As per the decision taken on Thursday, Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) Jamia decided to shift the protest site to gate number 4 as the site was within 100m range of a polling booth.
Feb 8, 2020, 08:17 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges people of Delhi to vote in large numbers
दिल्ली विधानसभा चुनाव के लिए आज मतदान का दिन है। सभी मतदाताओं से मेरी अपील है कि वे अधिक से अधिक संख्या में लोकतंत्र के इस महोत्सव में भाग लें और वोटिंग का नया रिकॉर्ड बनाएं।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 8, 2020
Urging the people of Delhi, especially my young friends, to vote in record numbers.
Feb 8, 2020, 08:21 AM
Arvind Kejriwal makes special appeal to women voters on polling day in the capital.
वोट डालने ज़रूर जाइये— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 8, 2020
सभी महिलाओं से ख़ास अपील - जैसे आप घर की ज़िम्मेदारी उठाती हैं, वैसे ही मुल्क और दिल्ली की ज़िम्मेदारी भी आपके कंधों पर है। आप सभी महिलायें वोट डालने ज़रूर जायें और अपने घर के पुरुषों को भी ले जायें। पुरुषों से चर्चा ज़रूर करें कि किसे वोट देना सही रहेगा
Feb 8, 2020, 08:26 AM
Voting is yet to start at Raisina Bengali School at CR Park due to faulty EVMs. Polling at two out of four stations yet to start.
Feb 8, 2020, 08:28 AM
BJP MP Parvesh Verma casts his vote at a polling station in Matiala assembly constituency; BJP and Congress have fielded Rajesh Gehlot and Sumesh Shokeen from the constituency, respectively. Gulab Singh Yadav of AAP is the current MLA and party's candidate from Matiala.
Feb 8, 2020, 08:31 AM
A queue of voters at a polling booth in Shaheen Public School in Shaheen Bagh, Okhla. AAP's Amanatullah is the sitting MLA and 2020 candidate of the party, he is up against Congress's Parvez Hashmi and BJP's Brahm Singh Bidhuri.
Feb 8, 2020, 08:33 AM
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has cast his vote at the polling station at the Delhi Assembly 2020 elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 08:36 AM
Justice R. Bhanumati arrives at NDMC School of Science & Humanities Education at Tuglak Cresent Road, to cast her vote in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020
Feb 8, 2020, 08:51 AM
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan along with his mother has arrived at Ratan Devi Public School in Krishna Nagar to cast their votes in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020.
Feb 8, 2020, 09:01 AM
Lt Governor Anil Baijal and his wife Mala Baijal cast their vote at a polling station at Greater Kailash; AAP's sitting MLA and candidate Saurabh Bhardwaj is contesting against BJP's Shikha Rai and Congress's Sukhbir Pawar from here for the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020.
Feb 8, 2020, 09:02 AM
Voting has not yet begun at C10 block booth in Yamuna Vihar due to a technical issue in the EVM.
Feb 8, 2020, 09:33 AM
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Meenakshi Lekhi casts her vote at a polling station in South Extension Part-II for the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020.
Feb 8, 2020, 09:35 AM
Congress candidate from the Chandni Chowk assembly constituency, Alka Lamba casts her vote at polling booth number 161 at Tagore Garden Extension for the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 09:39 AM
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal leaves to caste his vote. BJP's Sunil Yadav& Congress's Romesh Sabharwal are contesting against him from New Delhi constituency for the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 09:42 AM
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal casts his vote at a polling booth in Civil Lines; BJP's Sunil Yadav and Congress's Romesh Sabharwal are contesting against him from New Delhi constituency for the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 09:42 AM
Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Rajinder Nagar, Raghav Chadha casts his vote at a polling station in Rajinder Nagar for the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 09:56 AM
EVM not functioning at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya booth number 114, New Delhi constituency for the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 10:05 AM
Arvind Kehriwal urges women to cast their votes for the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections
"I appeal to all, specially to the women, to cast their votes today. I am hopeful that people of Delhi will vote on the basis of the work done. I am hopeful that Aam Aadmi Party will come back to power for the third time."
Feb 8, 2020, 10:06 AM
Delhi polls: 1.14% voter turnout till 9am
An estimated 1.14 per cent of the 1.47 crore eligible voters have exercised their franchise till 9 a.m. on Saturday in the elections to the 70 Delhi Assembly seats.
Feb 8, 2020, 10:08 AM
Feb 8, 2020, 10:09 AM
Feb 8, 2020, 10:23 AM
Arvind Kejriwal and family in attendance to cast their vote at the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections
Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal: Voted along with my family, including my first-time voter son. Urge all young voters to come out to vote. Your participation strengthens democracy.
Feb 8, 2020, 10:23 AM
An election officer deployed at a polling booth in Babarpur Primary School in Northeast Delhi has died, ANI quotes Delhi Police.
Feb 8, 2020, 10:52 AM
Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Singh cast their vote at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi assembly constituency at the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 10:54 AM
President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind cast their votes for the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections
Feb 8, 2020, 10:55 AM
Election officer Udham Singh who was deployed at a polling booth in Babarpur Primary School in northeast Delhi died after suffering a heart attack.
Feb 8, 2020, 10:58 AM
110-year-old Kalitara Mandal, the oldest voter of Delhi, casts her vote at the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 11:01 AM
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at polling booth number 81 and 82 at Aurangzeb Road to cast his vote at the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 11:04 AM
Delhi: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi arrives at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi assembly constituency, to cast her vote. She is accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who will cast her vote at booth no.114 & 116 at Lodhi Estate. #DelhiElectionspic.twitter.com/h4dWGVL1nh— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Feb 8, 2020, 11:18 AM
Delhi: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has cast her vote at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi assembly constituency. She was accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who will cast her vote at booth no.114 & 116 at Lodhi Estate. #DelhiElectionshttps://t.co/oYfsfFftehpic.twitter.com/VJMO7P7CjO— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Feb 8, 2020, 11:26 AM
Taapsee Pannu casts her vote at the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections
Bollywood actress and former beauty queen Taapsee Pannu casts her vote at the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections with her family, says 'every vote counts' The 'Pink' actress took to Instagram to share a family picture from the polling booth.
Feb 8, 2020, 11:55 AM
Congress candidate tries to slap AAP worker
Fight breaks out between AAP and Congress workers near Majnu ka Teela, Congress candidate Alka Lamba tries to physically assault AAP worker at the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 12:21 PM
Senior BJP leader LK Advani and his daughter Pratibha Advani cast their vote the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections
Feb 8, 2020, 12:24 PM
Long queues and heavy turnout in Chhatarpur at the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections
Feb 8, 2020, 12:25 PM
My sixth sense says, BJP will form govt - Manoj Tiwari
"I have blessings of my brother and the people of Delhi. We have been waiting for our victory here. for the past some years. My sixth sense is saying that BJP will form the government. BJP will form the government in Delhi by winning by more than 50 seats," Tiwari told reporters.
Feb 8, 2020, 12:55 PM
AAP and Congress have arranged e-rickshaws to pick and drop senior citizens at many areas in Northeast Delhi for the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 12:58 PM
Police and paramilitary force personnel hold flag march in Brij Puri. Jt CP Eastern Range during the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 01:40 PM
Alka Lamba: As soon as I came out from polling booth I saw son of AAP candidate arguing with the police over getting admission inside polling booth. At that moment, an AAP worker Harmesh used abusive language against me. Thank the police who arrested him immediately. https://t.co/Ps49gTjZXQpic.twitter.com/fXPVBAnCnR— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2020
Feb 8, 2020, 01:40 PM
Feb 8, 2020, 01:42 PM
Wrestler Sushil Kumar after casting his vote at a polling booth in Baprola village during the Delhi Assembly 2020 Elections.
Feb 8, 2020, 01:44 PM
"Shaheen Bagh supporters have come out to vote for Kejriwal. My appeal to the people of Delhi is that if Shaheen Bagh has to be stopped... if Delhi has to be saved from becoming an Islamic State, then go out and vote for the BJP - BJP leader Giriraj Singh
Feb 8, 2020, 02:27 PM
Huge turnout at Shaheen Bagh, for the Delhi Assembly 2020 elections people were however complaining about poor arrangements and slow process at polling stations.
Feb 8, 2020, 02:28 PM
"Election Commission allows every candidate to visit polling booths and meet poll officials. When I came out of the polling booth, AAP candidate's son was arguing with the police to allow him inside the booth. AAP worker Harmish abused me. I know him for the past many years. Later, Delhi Police took him to the police station." - Alka Lamba to ANI
Feb 8, 2020, 02:34 PM
Feb 8, 2020, 04:14 PM
A woman turns up with oxygen cylinder to cast her vote at a polling booth in Laxmi Nagar.
Feb 8, 2020, 04:16 PM
Feb 8, 2020, 04:19 PM
Muslim-dominated Mustafabad records highest voter turnout so far; only seat to have polled over 50% votes till now
Feb 8, 2020, 04:20 PM
Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel conduct flag march in sensitive areas in northeast and east Delhi during polling.
Feb 8, 2020, 04:41 PM
Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir urged people to exercise their right to vote as Delhi goes to polls on Saturday to elect a new government. The star of India's 2011 World Cup win, who was elected a member of Parliament from the East Delhi constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, took to social media to "participate in the biggest festival of democracy".
Feb 8, 2020, 04:48 PM
"I had just gone to the shop to buy some stuff. The shopkeeper is a known person. It has been done to raise an issue of Bihari vs non-Bihari." - Union minister Giriraj Singh on AAP alleging that he distributed money to influence voters
Feb 8, 2020, 04:50 PM
Pranab Mukherjee urges he citizens of Delhi to come out and vote in large numbers
Former president Pranab Mukherjee in a tweet urged the citizens of Delhi to come out and vote in large numbers. He voted earlier today at Kamraj lane polling booth.
Voted today for the #DelhiAssemblyElections.— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) February 8, 2020
Every election is important. Every vote is essential and it counts.
I urge my fellow citizens in #Delhi to come out and vote in large numbers and participate in the strengthening of our Democracy. #CitizenMukherjeepic.twitter.com/CEsBk4twqI
Feb 8, 2020, 05:13 PM
Kejriwal's constituency records low voter turnout till 4pm
Voter turnout in chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's constituency in the national capital did not cross the half-way mark till 4pm. "The voter turnout is low because people have used the election day holiday as an opportunity to go out of station and relax," a voter said outside the polling station in New Delhi constituency. The voter turnout in Kejriwal's constituency stood at 37.45 per cent at 4 pm. In 2015 assembly elections, the total turnout in New Delhi constituency was 64.72 per cent.
Feb 8, 2020, 05:24 PM
Delhi's eldest voter, Kalitara Mandal (110 years), was felicitated after she cast her vote at a polling booth in Chittaranjan Park.
Feb 8, 2020, 05:25 PM
Shaheen Bagh women protesters vote in batches to keep agitation alive at the Delhi Assembly 2020 elections
Feb 8, 2020, 05:28 PM
Voting under way at a polling booth in Shaheen Public School in Shaheen Bagh. AAP's Amanatullah is the sitting MLA and 2020 candidate of the party, he is up against Congress's Parvez Hashmi and BJP's Brahm Singh Bidhuri.
Feb 8, 2020, 06:13 PM
With just 10 minutes left for the voting to end, the Voter turnout till 5:50 pm is 54.24%. This is significantly lower than the 2015 Delhi assembly elections when the voter turnout was 67%.
Feb 8, 2020, 06:21 PM
Voting for the 2020 Delhi Assembly election has concluded across all 70 constituencies.