Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:29:57 GMT

55-60 percent voting in Delhi civic polls

New Delhi, April 15: An estimated 55 to 60 percent voting took place in the elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi Sunday, State Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta said.

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"An estimated 55 to 60 percent of people came out to vote but the exact figure will be available by tomorrow (Monday) morning," said Mehta.

The polling figure was 43 percent at 4 p.m., the election commission said.

Voting ended at 5.30 p.m sealing the fate of over 2,400 candidates.

"Voting percentage till 4 p.m. was 43 percent. This is higher than the polling percentage of 42.7 percent in 2007 civic polls," said an election commission official.

"The number is expected to rise once all the figures are compiled," added the official.

Ballots were cast for 272 seats with a tough battle between the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.

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