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East Delhi records 8.50% voting till 9.30 a.m.

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Amid brisk polling at most booths in the national Capital, some 8.50 per cent of East Delhi's 16 lakh voters cast their votes in the first two hours of the sixth phase of elections on Sunday.

More than 200 of the total 900 voters cast their votes till 9.30 a.m. at a polling booth in Pandav Nagar and long queue was witnessed outside polling booths in Ganesh Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Preet Vihar, and Seelampur.

Among the larger and more densely populated constituencies of the state, comprises eight Assembly constituencies -- Wazirabad, Narela, Geeta Colony, Gandhi Nagar, Krishan Nagar, Shahdara, Rohtas Nagar and Ghonda.

The has fielded cricketer-turned politicial from the seat, against Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely, Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Atishi and 24 other candidates in the fray.

"I chose to vote early to avoid the heat later in the day. Most people in Ganesh Nagar turned up to cast their votes in the morning. My neighbours started queueing up at polling booths since 7 a.m.," said Pranav Doval, a student.

Dinesh Kumar, a resident of Phase-3, said: "AAP's Atishi has done a lot for education, but I don't agree with (Chief Minister) Kejriwal's Ultimately, the election is for the I have voted for democracy."

Neelam Vasudev, a resident of Laxmi Nagar, said: "Parties don't matter to me. I am voting for a good as well for the candidate, who will represent me for next five years. The better candidate would get the benefit."



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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 12:48 IST