Electioneering in Delhi draws to close, polling on Saturday

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) The terror attacks in Mumbai had a dampening impact on the canvassing efforts by political parties on the last day of electioneering for the Delhi Assembly polls today.

The Congress which had reserved its trump card--Prime Minister Manmohan Singh--for the last day, had to cancel his rally in Ambedkarnagar, following the terror attacks.

However, both Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate V K Malhotra continued with their padayatras and corner meetings during the day.

Even otherwise, barring a flurry of activities in the last three days, campaigning was largely lacklustre, following the strict vigil of the Election Commission and its strict enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct.

Polling for 69 seats of the 70-member Assembly will be held on Saturday. A total of 863 candidates are in the fray.

Polling to the Rajinder Nagar seat has been postponed to December 13 following the sudden demise of BJP candidate and sitting legislator Puran Chand Yogi.

As a strong wave in favour of any party seemed missing, an air of uncertainty prevailed over the outcome.

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