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long rallies in long, and as luck would have it, “The public wants us to act, Mongolpuri B Block. voting in Delhi today will settle a few serious questions: is it a battle between the underclass and the other classes? "I think it’s definitely an important opponent in this election. Congress has faced difficulties before and it has always come through I’m sure it will come through" Priyanka Gandhi 250 pm: Amit Shah calls for top leadership meeting at 7 pm BJP chief Amit Shah has called for a meeting at 7 pm this evening which is likely to be attended by key BJP leaders With the BJP camp nervous about an AAP win the meeting will discuss exit-poll results which will be released this evening among other things 245 pm:EC should make provisions for visually impaired Sharda Devi is blind by birth but that does deter her from voting At the St Columbus School booth of the New Delhi constituency her husband Ranjit Dutta makes her press the EVM button "Since I cannot see my husband always ensures that I cast my vote as per my choice He takes me to EVM machines and tell me the order of symbols of different political party on the voting machine He helps me press the button of my choice" the 58-year-old woman told Firstpost complaining that the Election Commission does make any arrangement that can enable visually impaired vote on their own – Tarique Anwar "The EC should design visually impaired-friendly EVMs so that we can vote without any help" she puts forthRanjit said "We are poor people and we vote on issues like price rise We want a stable government which can spare time to think about us" Visually impaired Sharda Devi showing ink mark after casting vote at St Columbus School Ashok Place in New Delhi pictwittercom/GtnkmT0IFV — Tarique Anwar (@tariqueejaz) February 7 2015 225 pm: Kiran Bedi confident of BJP victory says high voter turnout will help her Exuding confidence of a BJP victory Bedi appealed to the people to come out in large numbers and vote "Today is a historic day Delhiites have to decide what kind of Delhi they want – a clean Delhi a secure Delhi a capable Delhi a Delhi that respects women Respecting women is respecting Delhi I appeal people to come out and vote" she said "The voters are getting the opportunity to elect two leaders in this election My victory in Delhi would mean the Prime Minister’s leadership as well" Bedi said after casting her vote in Malviya Nagar constituency 210 pm: AAP alleges conspiracy says voting being slowed down Arvind Kejriwal today tweeted out that polling in some areas has been slowed down and in some areas it was taking almost two hours for voters to cast their votes He urged the EC to intervene Even lunch breaks being taken which is against rules EC shud immediately intervene(3/3) — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 7 2015 As per rules 3 voters r allowed inside booth at a time They r allowing only 1 voter which has slowed down voting(2/3) — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 7 2015 Polling slowed down in many places Long queues Its taking 2 hrs in some places Voters returning(1/3) — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 7 2015 2 10 pm: ‘Ninety-six but not done yet’ Ninety-six year old or should we call it 96-year young Nonagenarian Pratap Chand Jain has been involved in election activities including voting since 1938 and he is not finished yet After coming out from the polling booth near Hanuman Mandir at Connaught Place station he told Firstpost: "I have been taking part in the electoral process since 1938 If you do not vote you have no right to raise questions on the functioning of the government" Incidentally the voters’ turnout at this booth was extremely low Only around 400 votes have been polled out of to total 1800 "My health does not allow me to walk but I don’t care I have never missed any election so far" says Jain who has difficulty hearing despite using hearing aid – Tarique Anwar 155 pm: Hope Delhi finally gets a stable govt says Jung Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today expressed hope that a stable government will be formed after the polls in the city which has been under President’s Rule for last one year "I hope so" Jung said when asked whether Delhi would get a stable government after the polls Jung cast his vote at a booth in St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School in Civil Lines in the Model Town constituency Meanwhile Sheila Dikshit takes up PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign Teaches Delhi to keep their city clean – PTI pictwittercom/yfw0U3Am8P — Firstpost (@firstpost) February 7 2015 1 50 pm: AAP complains to EC about Kiran Bedi’s ‘pad-yatra’ The AAP has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Kiran Bedi for violating the model code of conduct in Krishna Nagar by holding pad-yatra and asking for votes Complaint has been filed with EC against Kiran Bedi ji for violation of MCC pictwittercom/iOGf1EU2zT — Aam Aadmi Party (@AamAadmiParty) February 7 2015 130 pm: We will cooperate with BJP tell her to file complain says AAP With BJP candidate Nupur Sharma alleging that she and her companions were manhandled by AAP volunteers AAP spokespersonAtishi Marlena said they were willing to cooperate with the party and those guilty should be punished "If anyone has misbehaved Nupur Sharma must file a complaint We will also cooperate if she can give details of that person" she said Sharma meanwhile has termed the AAP as an ‘anti-women’ party 105 pm: BJP candidate Nupur Sharma says she was manhandled The BJP has alleged that its candidate from New Delhi constituency Nupur Sharma was manhandled along with her colleagues by AAP volunteers Sharma has confirmed the incident which took place near Princes Park at India Gate "The AAP volunteers wearing their party caps and T-shirts were trying to influence voters While passing through the area I spotted them and raised objection saying they cannot canvass on the polling day Irritated AAP supporters indulged in violence and manhandled me and my colleagues We were rescued by personnel of the Tilak Marg police station" she told Firstpost adding that she had not lodged any police complaint so far Soldiers of the democracy: Those idling at home and refusing to come out vote should learn a few things from Sunil Sharma and Anand Kumar In their early 40s both are physically challenged and unable to stand on their feet However they won’t let this come in the way of their exercising their right to vote Sunil a homeless man who stays in the open outside Hanuman Mandir near in New Delhi constituency was recognized as a Delhi voter three years ago This is the third time he is voting "I hope the government will think about us and make some arrangements so that we can at least get a roof over our heads" he told Firstpost while urging people to come out and vote Anand Kumar a second time voter expects a clear majority this year and hopes the new government will do something concrete for people like him instead mere lip service "I am happy that the government at least has recognised me as a citizen of this country Despite hardship I rendered my duty Now it’s turn of the government to think about us" he said – Tarique Anwar (L-R) Sunil Sharma and Anand Kumar after casting votes at Hanuman Mandir polling booth pictwittercom/ncyk0zO5Yu — Tarique Anwar (@tariqueejaz) February 7 2015 1245 pm: What makes Delhi a small state where the government has no real powers so crucial Well it’s a matter of prestige for the parties in the fray Delhi is the power hub of the country A win or loss here sends a powerful message across the country The result here could decide how the politics in other states shapes up in the coming months With some big ticket assembly elections around the performance of all parties particularly of the BJP which has been on a winning streak for a long time will be under watch Besides this Delhi is the media hub of the country A government at the Centre would not like having an unfriendly government in the capital state Frequent brushes between the two could be fodder for adverse publicity for the former in particular – Akshaya Mishra Delhi Bureau chief Meanwhile sources have told Firstpost that in the illegal satta market bookies punters and gamblers have placed bets over Rs 45000 crore in the election 1230 pm: BJP demoralised party workers have given up says AAP AAP chief and former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today alleged that several BJP workers have already given up "Similar to how Congress workers gave up last elections. They are completely demoralised" Kejriwal tweeted Sources- BJP workers have given up in many places similar to how cong workers gave up in last elections They are completely demoralized — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 7 2015 1220 pm: Congress will do exceedingly well says Ajay Maken Almost everyone may argue that the Congress is nowhere in the Delhi elections but the party’s eleciton campaign chief Ajay Maken is confident that they will do exceedingly well in the elections "I am very hopeful that Congress is going to do exceedingly well and we are going to form government on our own People are in for a big shock and surprise on Feb 10" he told reporters as he showed his inked finger at a Rajouri Garden polling booth 1200 pm:95 and still voting Delhi wants change A 54-year-old voter arrives carrying an old fragile lady in a green printed cotton sari in his arms She rests her head on his lap as they finish voting at the SGTB Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School booth at BK Dutt Colony in Aliganj "She is Reshma Devi my mother who turned 95 this year Since morning she had been eagerly waiting to cast her vote She has been doing this for the last 40 years I had to carry her in my arms as she can’t walk on road anymore There’s tough competition here between AAP and BJP Let’s see what’s in store" Shambhu Thakur originally from Madhubani and a resident of E Block at BK Dutt colony told Firstpost When FP asked her about voting Reshma Devi showed her finger bearing the ink mark and nodded in affirmation Meanwhile other voters started gathering around her to have a look of the grand old lady voter She was joined by another 90-year-old Sheila Devi who was accompanied by her grand daughter who’s a minor "I can’t vote now but have come with my daadi as she wanted to vote we live in this colony only" – Debobrat Ghose 1150 am: Delhi records 19% voter turnout till 11 am Voting percentage is picking up as Delhiites are slowly walking out of their homes to cast their votes Central Delhi has recorded a voting of 1530 percent till 11 am and election experts are expecting the national capital to beat previous records and give the state a decisive mandate BJP’s CM candidate Kiran Bedi is not in cheerful best today AFP 1130 am: Confident of victory says Shazia Ilmi Former AAP leader and now in the BJP camp Shazia Ilmi has said "people want a government that can convert their promises to reality I’m confident that the BJP will come to power here as in the Centre" Ilmi too seems to be angry with the media saying: "You are giving AAP extra coverage because it appears that the BJP has angered you for some reason But the people are smart they know who to vote for" Interestingly she appeared toaccuse Kejriwal of being too full of himself saying he’s all about I me and myself something similar to what her leader Narendra Modi was accused of 1125 am: Does high voter-turnout mean beter winning chances The enthusiasm among voters in certain pockets indicate a heavy turnout The voting percentage in the previous assembly election was close to 67 percent; in the general election it was around 66 percent This time Delhi may break all earlier records But does that mean anything in terms of winning chances of parties Not really There’s no coherent evidence to support the theory that a big turnout means votes against the party in power – meaning anti-incumbency voting It’s the same with low voter turnout However greater participation in election means greater awareness among voters Which is a good sign – Akshaya Mishra Delhi Bureau chief 1120 am: Stop being biased Bedi tells media Delhi BJP’s CM candidate Kiran Bedi today alleged that the media was being biased in its coverage of the elections "You are not showing the truth You have to be responsible in your coverage" a visibly frustrated Bedi told reporters Delhi: AAP CM candidate Arvind Kejriwal casts his vote at BK Dutt Colony #DelhiVotes pictwittercom/FzMCTV7n3n — ANI (@ANI_news) February 7 2015 1115 am: Fully confident we will make it says Kejriwal Arvind Kejriwal the man who earned the sobriquet ‘Giant Killer’ after defeating Congress veteran and three-term CM Sheila Dikshit in Delhi election last time spoke to Debobrat Ghose of Firstpost briefly after casting his vote at SGTB Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School at BK Dutt Colony in Aliganj The police force virtually cordoned him not allowing anyone to interact with him "I’m fully confident We’ll make it we’ve got immense support from Delhi voters" said Kejriwal showing the victory sign with a smile of a winner when asked how does he gauge the response from the public so far Kejriwal’s popularity can be judged by the fact that nearly 500 people were waiting outside the booth to have a glimpse of him "He has already become a hero we’re waiting outside to see him and then we’ll go nd cast our vote" said Sarla Manchanda The rooftops and balconies of the flats adjoining the school are full of people waving at him and raising slogans There was a situation of a virtual stampede near the booth Security forces escorted him to his black grey Toyota Innova and he left while showing his fore finger telng that he has voted at 1030 am "The overwhelming welcome he has received tells that he’s already a winner" said senior citizen Jagdish Gherna 1105 am: After voting Bedi to now visit every polling booth Delhi BJP’s CM candidate Kiran Bedi cast her vote early this morning and appeared confident that here party will win the Assembly elections WhileBedi who is contesting from Krishna Nagar a BJP bastion is set to win both the camps – AAP and the BJP – are expecting a tough nail-biting finish Meanwhile Bedi will now go to each polling booth in her constituency to help party workers increase voter turnout Now on my way to all Polling booths in my constituency krishna Nagar What an experience. a hub of steel-manufacturing factories in north Delhi. who led the strike, who was a guard in the Railways. 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