New Delhi: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday cast his ballot along with his mother in Krishna Nagar and said he is "confident of BJP's win" in the Delhi Assembly Election.
Vardhan, who was BJP's chief ministerial candidate in last Assembly Election, said that it would be a "historic win” for his party.
When asked about pre-poll surveys showing the Aam Aadmi Party is far ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vardhan told Zee Media: "We have not seen that in reality. I am 100 percent confident that the BJP will win, and I don't want to comment on these poll surveys till the results come out."
Talking to reporters after casting his ballot, Vardhan had refuted reports that claimed that his party's CM nominee Kiran Bedi was ordered to remain silent following reports that her speeches failed to inspire much enthusiasm among voters.
“This is not the BJP's ideology to dictate someone. We don't work for a particular person but for the party. Why will somebody complain of a throat infection if he/she is fine? I have told Kiran Bedi to come and see me at my clinic so that I can render my ENT professional service to her,” Vardhan said smilingly.
Voting for the 70-member Delhi Assembly began across the national capital at 8 am on Saturday.
Over 13.3 million voters are eligible to cast their ballot in a contest that has 673 candidates.
A total of 11,763 polling booths have been set up across Delhi.
The main battle is between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party, while the Congress will try to retain its tally of eight seats.