Delhi Congress chief claims his name missing from voters’ list


New Delhi: Delhi Congress president Anil Chaudhary claimed that his name was missing from the list of voters when he reached the polling booth to cast his vote for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections on Sunday.

Chaudhary claimed that his name was neither in the list of voters nor in the deleted list.

The Delhi Congress president, who arrived at a polling booth in Dallupur to cast his vote, said, “My name is neither in the list of voters nor in the canceled list. Officials are investigating. My wife voted,” reports the news agency ANI.

Voting in 250 constituencies began at 8 am on Sunday and will end at 5.30 pm. More than 1.45 million people are eligible to vote in the civic elections and 1,349 candidates are in the fray.

In the 2017 municipal elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defeated the AAP and the Congress to win 181 of the 270 wards. After the delimitation of the districts, this is the first municipal election in the national capital.

This time the BJP has entered the Delhi MCD elections with full force. Top leaders, including Union ministers, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and members of parliament, campaigned door-to-door for public support.

The BJP held more than 200 public meetings and roadshows with senior leaders and chief ministers of states ruled by the party. The BJP, which has ruled the civic body in Delhi since 2007, is looking to maintain its winning streak. At the same time, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has a majority in the assembly, is trying to make inroads in the first municipal elections in the capital.

The Confederation of Indian Traders (CAIT) and 50 other Delhi trade associations have declared their support for the BJP in the upcoming municipal polls.

According to data shared by State Election Commission officials, the total number of voters in Delhi is 1,45,05,358 — 78,93,418 are male, 66,10,879 are female and 1,061 are transgender.

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