On Voting Day, Arvind Kejriwal’s “Special Appeal” To Women In Delhi
Delhi Election Voting: Over 1.47 crore voters face the choice of re-electing Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) or replacing it with the BJP or the Congress.
Arvind Kejriwal asked women to vote in large numbers
Women’s turnout could decide which party wins the election
AAP had won 54.3 per cent of the vote in the 2015 assembly polls
New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister, tweeted this morning asking women to come out in large numbers and vote in the assembly election today.
“Definitely go and vote. A special appeal to all women, just as you take up the responsibility of the home, the responsibility of the nation and Delhi is with you. All of you women must go to vote and take the men in your families along with you. Discuss with men who it is who it right to vote for,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi shortly before 8 am when the polling began.
Over 1.47 crore voters face the choice of re-electing Mr Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) or replacing it with the BJP or the Congress.
Women’s turnout could be the make-or-break factor in deciding which party wins these elections. In the 2015 polls, in the top 20 constituencies with the highest turnout of women, the AAP won much more decisively than in the constituencies which had the lowest turnout of women. In the seats with a high turnout of women voters, the AAP’s margin of victory was 5 per cent higher than in the seats where women’s turnout was low.