AAP Confident, BJP Hopeful: Keen Tussle At Rajinder Nagar

| Updated : June 23, 2022, 7:02 pm
Updated : June 23, 2022, 7:02 pm

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East Delhi MP and former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir cast his vote on Thursday. (TNI photo by Amit Rawat)

NEW DELHI: As the temperature rose, there is a trickle of voters for the Rajinder Nagar by-poll on Thursday. However, the supporters of various parties kept the mood up in this central Delhi constituency as Aam Aadmi Party’s Durgesh Pathak is up against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rajesh Bhatia while Congress fielded Prem Lata.

The election at the constituency was necessitated after AAP’s Raghav Chadha was nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

The final voter turnout was recorded at 40.65 per cent. It is significantly lower than the previous election which was 56 per cent.

Judging by the mood, there is a keen tussle between AAP and BJP with the supporters of both the party’s drumming up the support for their candidates. AAP, who had won the seat in the last two elections, went all out to retain the seat with their top leaders campaigning with full force in the run-up to the election.

BJP, meanwhile, is banking on highlighting the local issues that plagued the constituency despite AAP’s strong presence. Renowned cricketer and BJP politician Gautam Gambhir came to cast his vote in Old Rajendra Nagar’s Polling Booth No. 39.

The East Delhi MP asked the people to vote in big numbers and for the candidate who understands the issues and problems faced by the locals, as he spoke to the media after casting his vote.

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