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Delhi to vote in Lok Sabha elections today, key candidates to watch

Delhi Lok Sabha Polls (phase 6): It is pertinent to note that the Bhartiya Janta Party has dominated the last two parliamentary elections in Delhi, winning all the seven seats in both 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar New Delhi Updated on: May 25, 2024 0:01 IST
Polling in Delhi
Image Source : PTI BJP candidates pose for a group photo on the eve of voting in Delhi

With the Lok Sabha election 2024 in Delhi scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2024, all eyes are on the national capital as voters prepare to cast their ballots in the sixth phase of the elections. The contest in Delhi presents a two-way battle between the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and the I.N.D.I.A bloc, comprising the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), vying for the poll victory in the seven Lok Sabha constituencies.

Significantly, the polling across the national capital will begin at 7 a.m. and remain open till 6 p.m., allowing voters ample time to participate in this democratic exercise. Further, while, the BJP has fielded candidates in all seven constituencies, to retain its stronghold in Delhi, the Congress and AAP have strategically allocated their resources. According to the alliance formed, the Congress are contesting for three seats and the AAP in aiming for victory in four constituencies.

Know about the candidates

In Chandni Chowk, Praveen Khandelwal of the BJP faces off against Congress's J. P. Aggrawal in a closely watched battle. Similarly, in New Delhi, BJP's Bansuri Swaraj competes with AAP's Somnath Bharti for electoral supremacy.

In North West Delhi, BJP's Yogesh Chandolia squares off against Congress's Udit Raj, while in North East Delhi, BJP's Manoj Tiwari takes on Congress's Kanhaiya Kumar in a high-profile contest.

The electoral battleground also extends to West Delhi, where BJP's Kamaljeet Sehrawat challenges AAP's Mahabal Mishra, and in East Delhi, BJP's Harsh Malhotra confronts AAP's Kuldeep Kumar.

Lastly, in South Delhi, BJP's Ramvir Singh clashes with AAP's Bhiduri Sahi Ram Pehlwan, promising a riveting showdown in one of the most hotly contested constituencies.

Break the trend of urban apathy

Meanwhile, ahead of the voting, the Election Commission in its appeal to the voters in the urban centres including Delhi, Gurugram and Faridabad asked to break the trend of urban apathy by coming out in large numbers for the voting. 

In a statement released, the poll authority said voters in urban centres such as Delhi, Gurugram and Faridabad are specially reminded about their rights and duties and "break the trend of urban apathy".

 

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