All prepared to go! May 25 will determine the destiny of the Delhi aspirants

The scene is set for the sixth round of the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, where voters will choose seven parliamentary seats and send candidates to the lower house of parliament by voting for their “leader of choice.”


There are 162 contenders running, including the BJP’s Manoj Tiwari and Bansuri Swaraj, the Aam Aadmi Party’s Somnath Bharti and Kuldeep Kumar, and the Congress’s Kanhaiya Kumar and JP Agarwal. A total of 1.52 crore voters—82 lakh men, 69 lakh women, and 1,228 people who identify as third gender—are able to cast ballots at over 13,000 polling centers spread across 2,627 locations throughout the seven seats. In the city, more than 2.52 lakh first-time voters will cast their first ballots.

In addition to the 13,637 voting places—of which there will be 2,891 crucial and four auxiliary—there will also be 70 pink booths run entirely by female authorities. In addition, seventy mock voting places have been set up for voters.

In order to ensure a peaceful voting process, the police have implemented stringent and sufficient security measures, including as night patrols, frequent foot marches, and heightened border checks.

About 13,500 home guards from the aforementioned states and 4,000 home guards from Delhi would be stationed at different sites on election day, according to a senior police official. Voting will start as early as 7 a.m., and since it’s summer, a surge of people is anticipated in the early hours. On election day, the weather service has issued a yellow notice, with a maximum temperature of around 44 degrees Celsius predicted.

The intense temperature that has been plaguing Delhi may make voters less inclined to cast ballots. The EC has set up extra preparations at the polling places to assist voters in order to address this issue.

The installation of covered waiting spaces with air conditioning, shaded sections at every polling place, and the provision of drinking water, restrooms, ramps, and wheelchairs for the disabled are all important preparations.

For the previous eighty-three days, the candidates of all the main parties have been aggressively campaigning in an attempt to secure their own votes. An unusual election campaign was observed by the city, and it concluded on Thursday night.

Initially, it saw the camaraderie of fierce adversaries AAP and Congress uniting to compete for seats under the 4:3 agreement. Second, when Delhi Chief Minister and prominent AAP campaigner Arvind Kejriwal was detained over a purported excise fraud, the BJP and AAP staged opposing rallies, with the latter calling for Kejriwal’s resignation. The AAP sent Kejriwal’s spouse Sunita to the front lines in his place. Subsequently, Arvinder Singh Lovely left his position as president of the Delhi Congress in the midst of the campaign and joined the BJP. Lastly,

The Supreme Court granted Kejriwal bail so that he could campaign, which made the BJP rethink its original plan.

Regarding safety, the Delhi Police are doing all within their power to uphold law and order. Throughout the voting process, the Police Control Room (PCR) and traffic police units will be keeping a close eye on their respective regions. There are 1.52 crore voters in Delhi, thus it is crucial that the election process goes off without a hitch.

On election day, the deployment plan calls for over 60,000 police officers, of whom at least 33,000 will be assigned the special responsibility of securing 13,637 polling places—four auxiliary and 2,891 critical—distributed throughout 2,627 sites.

Furthermore, key voting places have been singled out for additional monitoring by the Delhi Police. According to an official, “in order to ensure heightened security, extra paramilitary personnel equipped with drones and CCTV cameras will be deployed in these sensitive poll centers.”

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