While Arvind Kejriwal is the Aam Aadmi Party's CM candidate in this election, the BJP's counter-candidate is Kiran Bedi. Ajay Maken is face of the Congress in this election.
A total of 673 candidates are in the fray for the 70-member assembly, which is witnessing its second election in a over a year following a hung verdict in December 2013. Sixty-three contestants are women.
Over 13.3 million voters are eligible to vote. Some 5.9 million of them are females. [Delhi Election 2015: Complete Coverage]
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8.12 pm: Delhi sees record polling with 67.21% turnout, its highest ever.
6.55 pm: 67% voter turnout in Delhi till 6 pm.
6:50 pm: In view of heavy voter turnout,EC extends voting time beyond previous schedule.Those who entered booths before 6 pm also can vote.
6:45 pm: C-Voter Exit Poll till 3:00 pm --
6:41 pm: ABP-Nielsen Exit Poll Seat Share --
6:10 pm: BJP workers have been protesting outside AAP office in Delhi.
5: 25 pm: Delhi recorded total 63 per cent vote till 5 pm.
4:52 pm: Delhi records 55.68% voting till 4 pm.
4:19 pm: Kumar Vishwas optimistic for AAP, said BJP sympathisers too will be voting for AAP, he said
I appeal Delhi people to participate in voting, as it's not only a right but also a responsibility: Venkaiah Naidu pic.twitter.com/pqJPg2Ge1H— ANI (@ANI_news) February 7, 2015
3:43 pm: 50% voter turnout till 3 pm
3:10 pm: Robert Vadra and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra cast their votes
3:01 pm: Party President Amit Shah to hold a post poll meeting with Delhi BJP leaders in the evening today
Announcing next CM of Delhi is Kiran Bedi— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) February 7, 2015
2:50 pm: Subramanian Swamy 'announces' Kiran Bedi as the next Delhi CM.
Best wishes to my big brother @ArvindKejriwal as he & his party are doing such good work. God bless u & do make Delhi the super city it is👍— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) February 6, 2015
2:33 pm: Singer Mika Singh tweets in support of Arvind Kejriwal
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
2.00 pm: Kejriwal raises objection to lunch breaks being taken. He tweets saying the voting procedure was being deliberately slowed down.
1.50 pm: AP moves EC against BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi for violating the model code of conduct in Krishna Nagar for padyatra and asking for votes
1.25 pm: 35.82% polling recorded till 1 pm. Turnout will be over 70%, expects Election Commission
12.50 pm: AAP is Anti Aurat Party, says BJP candidate Nupur Sharma, alleging that AAP supporters misbehaved with her sister.
12:42 am: Amit Shah to take stock of poll situation
12:33 pm: Kiran Bedi shows video footage of people complaining against AAP members dragging and harassing them to polls.
12:14 pm: Sheila Dikshit casts her vote
12:02 pm: Voter turnout till 11 am is 19.59%
12:00: BJP's Jagdish Mukhi casts his vote
11: 39 am: Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma says the voting is going on fine and teams are there at all places
11:27 am: AAP runs with their fate entrusted in Kejriwal who is considered a God among them; No party wants to come under EC glare for such issues like liquor and money: Shazia Ilmi
CPM Chief Prakash Karat in Bihar today, will not be able to vote in Delhi elections
Kiran Walia(Cong candidate from New Delhi): Let them claim anything, results will establish,we reside in ppl's hearts pic.twitter.com/iGj0eWbRm4— ANI (@ANI_news) February 7, 2015
11:01 am: Delhi records nearly 9.25% voting till 10am
10:49 am: Kejriwal casts his vote
10:32 am: Last night liquor and money was distributed. People of Delhi know which party did this, don't vote for them: Kejriwal
10:15 am: AAP's Rajeev Chadha casts vote
10:00 am: Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives at Aurangzeb lane polling booth to cast his vote
9:54 am: Voter turn out till 9 am: 5.64%
With parents, family, and people's blessings I have done my duty...now its your turn to vote for Safe+ Delhi pic.twitter.com/Z6WvNYFqCK— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) February 7, 2015
9:49 am: AAP's Manish Sisodia waiting outside Padav Nagar polling booth to cast his vote
Am confident, looking forward to a new Delhi, I will work till the end, we have to make Delhi a world-class city: Kiran Bedi
9:48 am: In the end, this will be a victory for the people: Arvind Kejriwal before leaving to vote
"Jo Janta Chahegi wahi hoga': Sonia
9:38 am: Sonia Gandhi arrives to cast her vote
Ajay Maken has already said that Congress will not support AAP : Sheila Dikshit,Former Delhi CM pic.twitter.com/8V6dmqfXVT— ANI (@ANI_news) February 7, 2015
9:26 am: We will neither take nor extend any support to AAP for Government formation; Delhi must vote for such a party which can resolve its problems & not just hold dharnas : Ajay Maken
9:06 am: Ashish Khetan,AAP : Today also BJP has published front page ads which would apprx cost Rs100cr, where does BJP get all this money from?
9:03 am: Congress candidate GK Sharmishtha Mukherjee , Harsh Vardhan and mother cast their votes
People coming to vote in numbers; all aspire to have a stable government
8:51 am: AAP candidate from GK Saurabh Bharadwaj casts his vote
8:48 am: PM se vikaas milega, mujhse suraksha milegi, mahilao ki suraksha desh ki suraksha,aao milke vikas ki Delhi banaye : Kiran Bedi
8:30 am: BJP's Ram Madhav casts his vote
सब लोग नहा धोकर अपने अपने ईश को याद करके वोट डालने ज़रूर जाना :) आपकी अवश्य जीत होगी।: Arvind Kejriwal tweets #DelhiVotes
8:07 am: People stand in a queue outside Mayur Vihar polling booth,voting to begin shortly; voters taking the elections seriously
7:25 am: Security has been tightened at Krishna Nagar polling booth where voters will cast their votes.
7:10 am: BJP MLA from Ghonda, Delhi -- Sahib Singh Chauhan's car has been attacked by some unknown assailants. However, Chauhan is safe.
7:05 am: Security has been beefed up at Nirman Bhawan polling booth.
7:00 am: Voting in Delhi to begin at 8 am.