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About Delhi Assembly Elections

The Delhi Assembly Elections will be held on on November 29, 2008 and counting of votes will take place in December 2008. A total of 863 candidates are in the fray for 69 seats of the 70-member Assembly. Polling for the Rajendra Nagar seat, where BJP candidate Puran Chand Yogi allegedly committed suicide during campaigning, will take place on December 13, 2008. As many as 70,000 security personnel are deployed for the election duty.

Popular personalities in the election fray include Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, BJP Chief Ministerial candidate V K Malhotra amongst others.

Polling in the 69 Assembly constituencies will be held in 10,985 booths located in 2509 premises. The EC has identified 346 polling stations as hypersensitive and 1218 others as sensitive, out of a total of 11,044 booths.

Vote Counting

Counting of votes of the elections began on the morning of December 8, 2008.

Election results

The Congress won the elections for the third bagging 42 seats while rival BJP way behind with 23 seats. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and five of her cabinet colleagues were among the successful candidates of Congress in the keenly contested electoral battle for the 70-member House.

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