Interesting facts on Delhi Legislative Assembly Elections
New Delhi: Ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections which is due on February 8, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has released interesting facts in details.
A total of 672 candidates are contesting the elections at 70 Assembly constituencies across the National Capital. 593 male and 79 female candidates are fighting the elections. The constituency of New Delhi has maximum number of 28 candidates whereas Patel Nagar constituency has least number of only 4 candidates.
The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded candidates on all the 70 constituencies. The other two major parties Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) have contested candidates of 66 seats. On the other hand, a total of 148 candidates are contesting the elections independently.
The EC has issued Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) to 1,47,86,382 electorate.
Most number of electorate are from the age bracket of 25-40 years. As far as young voters are concerned, 17,34,565 belongs to the age category of 18-25 years. A total of 18,52,948 electorate will be having the age more than 60 years.
By the size of electorate, Chandni Chowk is the smallest constituency while Matiala is the largest.
The elections will be conducted on 13750 polling stations in the city.