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Delhi Polls On Feb 8, Model Code From Today: EC

New Delhi: The Election Fee on Monday introduced February Eight because the date for the Delhi Meeting election. The mannequin code of conduct comes into impact instantly, stated the EC.

The counting of votes might be on February 11. The date of notification is January 14, whereas January 21 would be the final date for submitting nominations.

There are a complete of 70 seats in Delhi out of which ruling AAP gained 67 final time.

Primarily three political events are within the fray for the election — Aam Aadmi Get together, Bharatiya Janata Get together and the Congress.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, whose tenure is ending on February 22, stated that he held a gathering with Chief Secretary and senior officers final month.

Ninety thousand officers to be deployed for ballot duties, he stated. Further secretaries will take care of deployment of officers.

Arora lamented that some constituencies in Delhi had decrease turnouts than Maoist-affected areas. However he assured that the EC is taking all steps to make sure extra folks come out to vote. There are 13,750 polling stations in Delhi.

Arora additionally introduced decide and drop amenities for senior residents in addition to postal poll facility for folks with disabilities and senior citizen above the age of 80.

Groups for monitoring the media have additionally been shaped, knowledgeable the EC.

(IANS)

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