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New Delhi state polls: 14.7 million casting votes

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    Polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly begins with over 14.7 million casting their votes New Delhi state polls: 14.7 million casting votes
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Polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly begins with over 14.7 million casting their votes

Delhi voted today in the 2020 Delhi assembly election. In a short while from now, exit polls for the Delhi assembly election will attempt to gauge to voters' mood. The 2020 Delhi exit polls will predict whether Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party will retain the Delhi assembly or whether the Bharatiya Janata Party will upstage the eight-year-old party. The exit polls will forecast the number of seats different parties can hope to win in the 70-member Delhi assembly. A party needs 36 seats to be able to form government in Delhi. Stay tuned for our live coverage of the 2020 Delhi exit polls.

The Delhi voting percentage saw a big uptick in the final hours of polling, reaching 55% at 6:30pm when polls closed. The national capital had recorded voter turnout of 67.12 per cent in the 2015 assembly elections. The Delhi election exit poll result will start coming in after 6:30pm when polls close.

Polling has been largely been peaceful in Delhi, which has witnessed a communally charged campaign amid anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests, barring an incident involving Congress candidate Alka Lamba and an AAP worker in Chandni Chowk. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said he is hopeful that the Aam Aadmi Party would form government for the third time in Delhi. The people of Delhi will vote based on the works done by the AAP government, Kejriwal said after voting along with his wife Sunita and son Pulkit at a polling booth in Civil Lines area.