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MCD polls: Time for introspection as Zakir Nagar witnesses 2nd lowest turnout in Delhi

The campaigning for the MCD poll in Zakir Nagar ward was high-voltage with the area witnessing some tense moments too. The alleged clash between AAP and Congress workers late night at Batla House chowk had grabbed media limelight.

Looking at the high-voltage campaigning it was expected that on polling days, a large number of residents would turn up to exercise their franchise. But it didn’t happen so as Zakir Nagar witnessed the lowest at 41 per cent according to Delhi State Election Commission data.

“Bakhtawarpur ward saw the highest turnout at nearly 69 per cent, while Lado Sarai polled 39.14 per cent. In NDMC area, Peeragarhi ward registered the lowest turnout at 46 per cent. In SDMC area, Madipur earned 61.6 per cent turnout and Zakir Nagar witnessed the lowest at 41 per cent,” Delhi State Election Commissioner S K Srivastava told reporters.

Across the national Capital polls were held peacefully with new timers too turning up in large number.

In Okhla’s other wards Abul Fazal Enclave reported pointed out towards low turnout with many blaming to heat wave and Sunday. Though voting started on a slugging note, but it pick up pace as the day passed and at the end of the day it was recorded 54 per cent.

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