Delhi polls 2015: BJP, AAP plan elaborate arrangements for booth management
As Delhi readies to vote for a new government on Saturday, both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are making elaborate arrangements to manage the Assembly Elections.
New Delhi: As Delhi readies to vote for a new government on Saturday, both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are making elaborate arrangements to manage the Assembly Elections.
The AAP, which recently alleged EVMs tampering, a charge rejected by the Election Commission, has provided more than 6,000 recording devices and 2,000 spy cameras to party volunteers to help them curb the practise of liquor and money distribution during the Assembly polls.
"More than 6,000 recording devices have been distributed and more than 2,000 spy cameras have been given to volunteers. This is an attempt to curb the practise of liquor/money distribution during elections," said AAP spokesperson Atishi Marlena.
On the other hand, BJP leadership has asked party workers to ensure efficient booth management and mobilise voters.
Reports say that BJP's parent organistaion Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will also deploy its swayamsevaks across the city to ensure efficient booth level management in a bid to mobilising the electorate.
The RSS did a significant job on the ground during 2014 General Elections, which helped BJP register a landslide victory.
The aggressive campaigning by political parties for the February 7 Delhi Assembly polls - a virtual battle between the BJP and the AAP - ended on Thursday with many leaders holding roadshows and public meetings in a final attempt to woo the voters.
The Assembly polls on Saturday is seen as a direct fight between the BJP and AAP after the Congress, which ruled Delhi for uninterrupted 15 years, recorded its worst performance bagging only eight seats in the December 2013 elections.
Over 1.33 crore electorate will decide the fate of 673 candidates in the fray for the Delhi Assembly Elections with the poll panel making elaborate arrangements for smooth and peaceful conduct of polling to be held from 8 am to 6 pm on Saturday.
According to the Election Commission, polling will take place at 12,177 polling stations, of which 714 have been identified as "critical". Of these, 191 are "highly critical".
The results would be announced on February 10.