MCD polls: Low turnout as parties raise EVM doubts

He also tweeted that many people with voter slips were not allowed to vote.

Meanwhile, irked over the delay in sending polling percentages by the officials concerned, the State Election Commission (SEC) has chose to issue memos to them.

Nearly half of Delhi's 13.2 million voters stayed away from polling, as the city recorded a turnout of of 53 per cent.

The exit poll said that in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, the BJP is expected to get 87 of the 103 seats while the Congress is expected to get seven and the AAP eight seats.

For the first time in the MCD elections, "None Of The Above (NOTA)" option was made available to the voters. "I will go later to cast my vote", Lovely said.

Exit polls have forecast BJP wins in more than 200 of the 270 seats across the civic bodies where polling was held today, higher than the party's tally of 138 five years ago. Axis-My India polls predicted similar results that the BJP will win between 202 and 220 seats, AAP 23-35 and Congress 19-31. The BJP-ruled municipal corporations have done enough damage that need to be rectified. The election to two wards has been postponed due to the death of candidates.

"I reached the polling station at 8 AM". However, I could not vote as the EVM was not working so I had to leave due to some urgent work.

Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Kejriwal, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and Delhi BJP leaders were among the early voters. The complaints came from several areas, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's constituency Patparganj.

"Even if the BJP fares better than us, it has nothing to do with the performance of its councillors but the effect of the election results in the neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image", he said. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal then retweeted Poonawalla's tweet, in which he came up with an interesting version of what EVM stands for - 'Extremely Vulnerable Machines'.

Kejriwal, who has been up against the Centre's ruling BJP and the Election Commission over the EVM tampering, has repeatedly flayed the state poll panel for using pre-2006 balloting machines in the civic polls.

The opposition, particularly the BJP, which has been on a dogged pursuit for control of Delhi, had described the election as a referendum on two years of the Arvind Kerjriwal Government.

State Election Commissioner S.K. Srivastava also said that he has also asked the two channels - ABP News and Times Now - not to broadcast the survey news again. "These (polls) violate moral code of conduct".

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