New Delhi: Model code of conduct came into force with immediate effect with the announcement of the single phased Delhi Assembly elections to be held on February 8. A total of 1.46 crore voters will practice their right to decide the fate of the national capital for the next five years. The results will be announced on February 11, said the Election Commission of India.
The term of 70-member Delhi Assembly will come to an end on February 22 and new House has to be constituted before that. Presently, the government is led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after his Aam Aadmi Party came into power here in February 2015. AAP had swept the elections by winning 67 seats out of the 70.
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Amid the ongoing disruptions in the law and order situation in the national capital, Chief Electoral Commissioner Sunil Arora said, "We are hopeful that the situation will be under control and conducive for polls. If there is an extraordinary situation there is always an option of deferring the elections. Constitution empowers ECI to take the call."
The CEC also said that some constituencies in Delhi had lower turnouts during the last election, so the authorities have planned awareness campaign to be carried out in all such areas to encourage voters to come out and decide the fate of Delhi.
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Out of the 70, the Delhi Assembly has 58 general category seats and 12 reserved for scheduled castes while none for the STs.
The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi Ranbir Singh said that final publication of voters list shows there are total 1,46,92,136 voters in Delhi including 80.55 lakh males and 66.35 lakh female voters.
The national capital will go to polls with 13,750 polling stations and about 90,000 officials will be deployed for conducting the elections.