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'Voted against dictatorship,' says CM Arvind Kejriwal after casting vote in Delhi

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Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: May 25, 2024 14:06 IST
Arvind Kejriwal after casting vote
Image Source : PTI Arvind Kejriwal after casting vote

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged people to vote in large numbers against "dictatorship, price rise and unemployment". CM Kejriwal was accompanied by his wife Sunita, two children and father Govind Ram Kejriwal as they cast their votes at the polling booth in the Civil Lines area in the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency from where Congress's JP Agarwal is contesting as an INDIA bloc candidate against the BJP's Praveen Khandelwal.

Soon after voting, Kejriwal tweeted, "I voted today with my father, wife and children. My mother is very ill. She could not go. I voted against dictatorship, unemployment and inflation. You too must go and vote."

Taking to reporters after casting his vote, the Delhi chief minister appealed to people not to sit at their homes due to the intense summer heat and come out to vote against "dictatorship". "I understand, people in large numbers are voting against dictatorship, inflation and unemployment because they are highly troubled," he said.

There is a direct contest between the BJP and the INDIA bloc partners Congress and AAP in Delhi. Under a 4:3 formula, the AAP is contesting in East Delhi, West Delhi, South Delhi and New Delhi Lok Sabha seats, while the Congress has fielded candidates in North East, North West and Chandni chowk seats. Incidently, senior Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi cast their votes in New Delhi constituency from where AAP's Somnath Bharti is pitted against the BJP's Bansuri Swaraj.



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